Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is out indefinitely after an MRI showed inflammation and swelling in his right foot, manager John Farrell said Saturday.
The Red Sox, who are in New York this weekend for a series against the Yankees, sent Ellsbury back to Boston for some tests on his injured foot. Ellsbury was in a walking boot earlier.
ESPN reported that doctors are trying to determine if Ellsbury has a deep bone bruise or a fracture.
Ellsbury fouled a ball off his foot Aug. 28. He was playing through the pain but was out of Friday's lineup.
The club called up Jackie Bradley Jr. from Class AAA Pawtucket and is starting in center field against the Yankees on Saturday. He is batting .155 with three doubles and two home runs in 66 plate appearances for Boston this season.
Ellsbury, 29, has a batting line of .299/.355/.424 with 31 doubles, eight triples, eight home runs, 52 RBI, 89 runs and a major-league-best 52 stolen bases this year.