CLEVELAND – Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is going for a further examination of his injured ribs.

Ellsbury has played only nine games this season because of four broken ribs. He will be checked by Dr. Lewis Yocum today in Los Angeles.

Ellsbury, who led the majors with 70 stolen bases last season and batted .301, was hurt in a collision with Boston third baseman Adrian Beltre on April 11. He was out for more than a month, then returned for a week before going back on the disabled list.

Ellsbury has undergone a series of tests, but is still feeling pain and isn’t close to returning. He and his agent, Scott Boras, want another opinion on the injury.

“He has permission to be examined thoroughly,” Red Sox Manager Terry Francona said before Tuesday night’s game with Cleveland. “Whatever that entails, they kind of have our blessing. We need to try to get as much information as we can.”

Francona doesn’t mind that Ellsbury is looking outside the organization for another examination.

“I hope there isn’t something new,” Francona said. “If nothing else, get an opinion that’s completely removed from everybody that’s been around him. We don’t know. That’s why we’re sending him.”

Francona said Ellsbury, who’s hitting .250 with two stolen bases and three RBI this season, will rejoin the team this weekend in Boston.


DRAFT: The sons of major league managers Jim Leyland, Bruce Bochy and Ozzie Guillen were among the players selected during a long second day of the baseball draft.

After televising its first and compensatory rounds during prime time Monday night, major league baseball held rounds 2-30 via conference calls between team officials on Tuesday.

All three managers’ teams drafted in the family. Leyland’s Detroit Tigers took his son, Patrick, in the eighth round. Patrick Leyland is a 6-foot-2 catcher from Bishop Canevin High School in Pittsburgh, who has a scholarship waiting from Maryland.

The Chicago White Sox took Guillen’s son, Ozney, a Florida high school outfielder, in the 22nd round.

San Francisco selected Bochy’s son, Brett, a right-handed reliever from the University of Kansas, in the 20th round.

Rounds 31-50 of the draft were scheduled to be conducted today.


TWINS: Minnesota placed second baseman Orlando Hudson (wrist) on the 15-day disabled list to make room for right fielder Michael Cuddyer.


TIGERS: Magglio Ordonez was a late scratch from the lineup against the Chicago White Sox because of left oblique soreness.


ORIOLES: Second baseman Brian Roberts will undergo more tests on his ailing lower back. He has been on the disabled list since mid-April.


INDIANS: Cleveland cut veteran infielder Mark Grudzielanek, who hit .273 with 11 RBI in 30 games.

The Indians purchased the contract of infielder Anderson Hernandez from Triple-A Columbus.


MARLINS: Florida designated Mike Lamb for assignment to make room for highly touted slugger Mike Stanton.


DODGERS: A 3-year-old girl whose skull was fractured by a line drive during batting practice at Dodger Stadium underwent surgery Tuesday.

In a statement, officials from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles said they expect the girl will be well enough for release by the end of the week.


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