Red Sox: Ellsbury, Victorino closing in on returns
Red Sox outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Shane Victorino are close to returns to the big league club.
Ellsbury, who is battling groin stiffness, is likely to play Tuesday against Texas.
Victorino, who hasn’t played since May 20 at Chicago, may need a few more extra days of rest after having issues with his hip, back and hamstring. According to WEEI.com, Victorino ran tests at Yankee Stadium Sunday but did not seem “100 percent,” according to manager John Farrell.