NEW YORK — Red Sox CF Jacoby Ellsbury is now wearing a protective boot on his injured right foot, and ESPN reported that doctors are trying to determine if he has a deep bone bruise or fracture.
Ellsbury fouled a ball off his foot Aug. 28 at Fenway Park. There is no timetable for his return to the lineup.
"I don't think we're looking at anything day to day," manager John Farrell said Saturday.
Farrell said an MRI exam Saturday morning showed inflammation and swelling, and Ellsbury returned to Boston for further examination. Farrell didn't speculate on when Ellsbury could play again, saying he would wait until there is "more conclusive evidence."
Ellsbury is going to Colorado to get a second opinion from foot specialist Thomas Clanton at the Steadman Clinic.
The oft-injured leadoff hitter has been one of Boston's best players this season and is second on the team with 5.6 Wins Above Replacement. He tops the majors with 52 stolen bases in 56 tries and has a team-high 89 runs.
JETER PULLED: Yankees SS Derek Jeter was removed for a pinch-runner in the sixth inning because of soreness near his surgically repaired left ankle. A CT scan was scheduled. It's not known when he'll return to the lineup. Also, RHP Jim Miller was promoted from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to help the depleted bullpen. He pitched 11/3 innings against the Red Sox.
INSPIRING FAN: Niko Lanzarotta, the 8-year-old Indians fan with cerebral palsy, returned to see his favorite team play the Mets. Before the July 24 game against the Twins, Lanzarotta asked Cleveland C Carlos Santana — his favorite player — and 2B Jason Kipnis if they would hit homers for him, and both came through. Lanzarotta was back to receive the home run balls from the fans who caught them that night.
TUMOR REMOVED: Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera had a benign tumor removed from his spine and is expected to be ready for spring training. Cabrera hasn't played since Aug. 1 because of a season-ending ankle injury.
MORGAN STATUE: Pete Rose and the rest of the starting lineup of the Reds' 1975-76 World Series champions were together again at Great American Ball Park for the unveiling of a bronze sculpture of Hall of Fame 2B Joe Morgan.
METS: 3B David Wright is expected to rejoin the team Monday to continue his rehab work for a strained right hamstring. The seven-time All-Star hasn't played since Aug. 2.
PIRATES: LF Starling Marte was activated from the 15-day disabled list. He'll be available for pinch-running duties only while he recovers from a strained ligament in his right ring finger. … RHP James McDonald, who has been out since June 21 with shoulder discomfort, was designated for assignment.