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As stolen bases go, it was pretty run-of-the-mill. In fact, it didn't even draw a throw, and he went into the bag standing up. But when Jacoby Ellsbury stole 2nd in the bottom of the 6th inning at Fenway Park on Friday night, it represented the 200th stolen base of his Red Sox career, something only two other players wearing that uniform have ever accomplished.

Despite the career milestone, and the fact that Ellsbury is a perfect 11-for-11 in steals this year, it appears that some of his teammates are unimpressed.


The steal was Ellsbury's 11th of the season, a new Red Sox team record for the month of April. Only 2 other players have reached the 200 steal mark wearing a Red Sox uniform - Harry Hooper and Tris Speaker.

When he's healthy, he's one of the more dynamic players in the big leagues. Whether it's on the basepaths or the ability for extra-base potential in the box, he's doing that again." - Red Sox manager John Farrell


Heading into his walk year, the free-agent-to-be Ellsbury appears healthy and primed to have one of those seasons much like 2011 when he won the American League Silver Slugger Award as well as a Gold Glove for his defense. His 11 steals currently lead the Majors, and he's in the Top 10 in hits, triples, and runs scored.

Click here to see video of Ellsbury's 200th steal.

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Jim Monaghan 4/27/2013 12:13:00 PM Edit
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