CT scan shows Jacoby Ellsbury has cracked ribs

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Jacoby Ellsbury was initially diagnosed with bruised ribs anjd finally placed on the disabled list after being unavailable on the active roster for 10 days, but now Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports that a CT scan today revealed “four ribs with hairline fractures.”
Benjamin adds that it “might or might not affect his return date,” but it certainly doesn’t qualify as good news and Ellsbury seems highly unlikely to come off the DL when eligible Wednesday.
Ellsbury suffered the injury when he collided with Adrian Beltre on April 11, which along with Mike Cameron’s abdominal injury has the Red Sox using Jeremy Hermida as their primary left fielder while dipping into Triple-A for center field help in prospect Josh Reddick and minor league veteran Darnell McDonald.

Corey Seager will be included on Dodgers’ World Series roster

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will be on the team’s World Series roster.

Seager, 23, played in the NLDS but was left off the NLCS roster due to a lower back injury suffered in Game 3 against the Diamondbacks. He had three hits, including a triple, in 15 plate appearances in that series. During the regular season, Seager hit .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs, 77 RBI, and 85 runs scored across 613 PA.

Charlie Culberson and Chris Taylor handled shortstop while Seager was absent. Both players were among the Dodgers’ best performers in the NLCS. With Seager back in the fold, Taylor will play mostly center field and Culberson will return to his bench role.