Ellsbury out with bruised ribs

Updated: April 15, 2010, 9:55 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Wednesday that outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury probably won't return to the lineup until Friday.

Ellsbury bruised his left ribs in a collision with third baseman Adrian Beltre on Sunday in Kansas City and is still reporting soreness and some trouble breathing.

"[The soreness] is a little more centrally isolated, which is good,'' Francona said. "But he's having trouble rotating. As much as we love having him in there, it's ...

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