Baseball Prospectus | Under The Knife: Pettitte Goes Into The Tube:
"Ellsbury was able to take batting practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, with Wednesday's session going even better. Ellsbury was popping some balls out of the park without any significant pain during or after the session. It's expected that he would need a short rehab assignment, but both Pawtucket and Portland are on the road. Combined with the big series, the Sox are at least considering putting Ellsbury right back into the lineup."