6-2-2010: Cameron still hurting, Ellsbury’s situation, roster changes, prospects


Enduring continuing abdominal issues, Mike Cameron saw a specialist today and was told that there are no new significant issues to worry about. Josh Beckett, on the other hand, has been delayed by about 10 days. Beckett commented that he is caught in rehab limbo, where every day seems like Groundhog Day. The team is playing well, and he certainly wasn’t helping us by playing hurt, so take your time, Josh.

Jacoby Ellsbury is not surprised that he’s still not able to play. In his view, the Boston medical team didn’t take him seriously enough and missed the fact that he’s got four cracked ribs, and he’s miffed about it.

Scott Schoeneweis officially became a free agent, and Jonathan Van Every was traded back to the Pirates, where hopefully he’ll get a chance to play. For those of you hoping for a Mike Lowell trade to the Angels, there hasn’t been any talk yet. That doesn’t mean it won’t happen.

FanGraphs takes a look at how the prospects are shaking out in the AL East so far this year. They have a lot of downward movement in the top part of the Red Sox’ top 10. Ryan Kalish, one of the upward trending outfielders, earned a ride to Pawtucket this week, and I’m getting pretty excited about all the talent we have now at the Double-A and Triple-A levels.

More gloom and doom for the Rays’ offense, which was below average in the month of May in runs scored.

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