TORONTO -- Outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury arrived in Toronto from Tempe, Ariz., at roughly 6:30 p.m. ET to temporarily rejoin the Red Sox as they opened their weekend series with the Jays.
Ellsbury, who has spent the majority of the season on the 15-day disabled list with a left chest contusion, is far from returning to the lineup, but was in Toronto so he could be evaluated by the team's medical staff before the All-Star break.
"He'll spend the next two days with us kind of letting the medical guys assess where he's at," manager Terry Francona said. "This actually isn't the best way to do it, he comes for two days, but because of the All-Star break, we really wanted the medical people to see him before he takes off and does his baseball stuff in Fort Myers, Fla. [on a rehab assignment] -- this was the only way to do it."
The speedy outfielder was hoping to arrive in Toronto with the Red Sox on Thursday, but Francona opted for Ellsbury not to miss his scheduled workout in Arizona.