BOSTON -- Jacoby Ellsbury was out running in the sun-scorched outfield at Fenway on Friday. He has been making consistent progress in his return from a right shoulder subluxation, but Valentine was succinct when asked if there were any updates on Ellsbury.
"No," he said, and that was all.
Valentine said earlier in the week that Ellsbury was "close to game activities."
Meanwhile, lefty reliever Rich Hill is just about at the point where he can resume certain activities with his left arm. He received a shot in his strained elbow 11 days ago, a treatment that needs nearly two weeks to do its thing. Doctors have laid out a six-week recovery timeline for Hill.
"He's progressing and there are no setbacks," Valentine said.