Jacoby Ellsbury begins rehab assignment at rookie-ball

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Jacoby Ellsbury saw game action this afternoon for the first time since May 24, beginning a minor-league rehab assignment by going 1-for-3 as the designated hitter for the Red Sox’s rookie-level Gulf Coast League team.
Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that Ellsbury is expected to play a couple more games in the GCL before joining Triple-A Pawtucket for the remainder of his rehab stint. Barring a setback, he’s allowed to rehab in the minors for a total of 20 days.

The Milwaukee Brewers perform “The Sandlot”

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A lot of teams do funny promo videos during spring training. The Seattle Mariners have led the league in this category for years now, with their marketing and p.r. folks producing and a lot of game and sometimes hammy players starring in some excellent clips. They’re doing them again this year, if you’re curious.

The Milwaukee Brewers have hopped on the humor train in 2018, and their latest entry in this category of commercials is excellent. It’s their riff on “The Sandlot.”

The biggest difference: Smalls really could kill you in this one. Brett Phillips is a lot more jacked than the kid who played Scotty in the original was.

The Beast, however, is just as terrifying now as he was in 1993.