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Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury put back on DL

The center fielder is again experiencing pain in his left side.

August 15, 2010|Wire reports

Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was put on the 15-day disabled list Saturday for the third time this season with more pain in his left side.

Ellsbury collided with Texas pitcher Tommy Hunter at first base after he led off Friday night's game with a roller down the line. Ellsbury underwent MRI and CT scans on Saturday in Boston, and was diagnosed with bruising on the left side of his rib cage.

He was in only his ninth game back from the DL after sitting out 58 games because of broken ribs on his left side. He had sat out 37 games during an earlier DL stint for a similar injury.

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The Toronto Blue Jays signed left-hander Ricky Romero to a five-year, $30.1-million contract extension.

The 25-year-old Romero, who pitched for Cal State Fullerton, is the second player rookie general manager Alex Anthopoulos has locked up with a long-term deal. The Blue Jays have an option for a sixth year that would increase the value of the contract to more than $43 million.

New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez was activated from the restricted list and issued an apology regarding a physical confrontation he had on Wednesday when he allegedly hit his girlfriend's father.

The incident took place at Citi Field following Wednesday night's 6-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies. Rodriguez allegedly hit Carlos Pena and was then taken into custody by police. He was released a day later, and the Mets issued a two-game suspension.

The pitcher said he was going to go through an anger management program but couldn't speak further about the incident because of legal ramifications.

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