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Losing Jacoby Ellsbury is huge

Ellsbury’s loss leaves gaps in lineup, outfield

Amid the pomp and firepower of an impressive Red Sox home opener was the snapshot of Jacoby Ellsbury writhing in pain at second base after Rays shortstop Reid Brignac had fallen on his right shoulder.

Ellsbury, who was trying to break up a double play on Dustin Pedroia’s grounder, was helped up by trainers. He held his right arm close to his body as he walked off the field.

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