BOSTON -- While the Red Sox's current outfield quartet of Cody Ross, Marlon Byrd, Ryan Sweeney and Darnell McDonald has been holding down the fort pretty well, the rehabbers are making progress of their own.
This includes Ryan Kalish, who hasn't played in the Major Leagues since 2010 because of a series of injuries related to a collision last season at Triple-A Pawtucket.
"Kalish is hitting on a field and throwing out to 120 [feet]," said general manager Ben Cherington. "He's coming along well."
When will Kalish start playing in games?
"No decision on that yet, but he's coming along and hitting on a field," Cherington said. "We'll let him do that for a while and then get him live BP and then get him into game action down there. No timetable on him."
Jacoby Ellsbury, who went down with a partially dislocated right shoulder in the April 13 home opener, is also making good strides.
"Ellsbury's been making progress," said Cherington. "He has a lot more range of motion and soreness is going away. We just need to get full range of motion and a little bit of strength before he can really get into baseball [activities]. He's coming along and feeling better."
What about Carl Crawford, who has a UCL sprain in his left elbow?
"He's not throwing yet," Cherington said. "He has not started swinging yet. He's going to get checked a few days from now, and if he's doing well, he'll start some of that activity. We're just trying to keep his legs going as best as we can."