Okay, he doesn’t say that, but Baseball Prospectus’ injury expert Will Carroll does list the talented rookie as a red light in his team health report for the Boston Red Sox (subscription needed). Carroll points to Ellsbury’s youth and reliance on speed as risk factors. JD Drew and Clay Buccholz also get reds.
As I’m a Yanks fan, there’s no need to report more optimistic predictions. But you can feel okay that one player’s blister problems are a thing of the past, and that Dice-K is seeing green, even if he’s already pitched 4 billion innings in his young life.
Also, it should be noted that Will Carroll feels Boston’s medical staff is on the cutting edge. He didn’t say it, but the Yanks are still using bloodletting, hot whiskey and Freudian analysis. We’ll see who ends up healthier in the end!