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Jacoby Ellsbury leaves game with right heel injury

03.24.13 at 1:40 pm ET

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was removed from Sunday’s game in the top of the second inning due to what the team described as precautionary reasons after suffering a jammed right heel. He’ll be re-evaluated on Monday.

Ellsbury’s exit occurred one inning after he made a somewhat awkward semi-slide into the first base bag on a catcher’s pickoff attempt. Ellsbury, who had reached on catcher’s interference, initially stayed in the game and even attempted a steal of second base, where he was gunned down on his first official attempt of the spring. He also played center in the bottom of the first.

However, when his turn to bat came around in the top of the second, he was replaced by pinch-hitter Bryce Brentz. In the bottom of the second, Brentz headed to right field with Shane Victorino moving from right to center and Jackie Bradley Jr. remaining in left field.

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