MLB notes: Jacoby Ellsbury out indefinitely with foot injury

Jacoby Ellsbury of the Red Sox rounds first base after hitting a home run against the Tigers at...

Jacoby Ellsbury of the Red Sox rounds first base after hitting a home run against the Tigers at Boston's Fenway Park on Sept. 4, 2013. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFP)

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Doctors still aren't sure but Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has a deep bone bruise or a broken foot.

Either way, the end result is the same -- Ellsbury will be sidelined for the foreseeable future. He had an MRI done on the banged-up foot Saturday, will have additional tests done and has scheduled a visit to a specialist in Denver for a second opinion.

"I don't think we're looking at something that is just day to day here," Red Sox manager John Farrell said Saturday. "But before we get into any kind of time frame, I think what's probably best for all involved here is to wait until we get more conclusive evidence and information."

Ellsbury originally hurt his foot with a foul ball on Aug. 28 then aggravated the injury Thursday when he stole second base in Boston's win over the New York Yankees.

The Red Sox called up outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. from triple-A Pawtucket to take Ellsbury's spot in centre field on Saturday.

JETER HURTING AGAIN

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter left Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox after experiencing soreness in the ankle he broke in last year's playoffs.

Jeter was pulled for a pinch runner in the sixth inning after manager Joe Girardi noticed he was favouring the ankle. Jeter had a CT scan, results of which came back negative, as a precaution.

It's been an injury-plagued season for 39-year-old Jeter, who missed most of the first half rehabbing his surgically-repaired ankle before going on the DL with a strained calf muscle. He's played just 17 games.

"It's what we've had to deal with a lot this year," Girardi said. "Hopefully he's OK (to play Sunday) and he can play or somehow contribute."

COMERICA'S SINGING STAR FIRED

Comerica Park in Detroit will be a little less lively after popular vendor Charley Marcuse, known as the Singing Hot Dog Man, was fired Friday.

Marcuse, who's been doing his thing at Comerica since 1999, announced on his Twitter account -- @SinginHotDogMan -- that he'd been let go by Sportservice, the company that handles the concessions at the Detroit Tigers' ballpark.

"For (15) years I have tried to provide a unique, engaging, and fun experience for everyone," Marcuse said in a statement Friday night. "The vast majority of feedback and interactions have always been positive. Fans constantly tell me that I have added to their enjoyment of the ballgame. The Detroit Tigers and Sportservice, a Delaware North Company, see it differently. After so many years I am very sorry to see this day come."

In 2004, the Tigers tried to get Marcuse to quit singing but the demand caused such an uproar, a compromise was reached and the salesman was limited to doing his vocal stylings between innings.

BRIEFLY

The Pittsburgh Pirates called up right-handed pitchers James McDonald and Brandon Cumpton from triple-A Indianapolis Saturday. McDonald was then designated for assignment. The Pirates also activated outfielder Starling Marte from the DL ... According to the Philadelphia Daily News, lefty Jamie Moyer could attempt a comeback as a knuckleball pitcher despite being 50 years old. Moyer, who has a career record of 269-209, hasn't announced his retirement even though he hasn't played in the majors this year. He went 2-5 with the Colorado Rockies before being let go last season ... The Seattle Mariners will shut down rookie pitcher Taijuan Walker after he starts Monday against the Houston Astros. Walker has spent most of the season in the minors. Brandon Maurer will take Walker's spot in the rotation.


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