started five games in center field in Ellsbury's place. That would be good news for the Red Sox and Ellsbury. Wednesday marked the sixth calendar day since Ellsbury sustained the injury. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday he thought he needed to get Ellsbury to "80 percent or better intensity level" before putting him back in the lineup. Middlebrooks may stay in Minors to work on swing BOSTON If Will Middlebrooks continues to swing the bat like he did Wednesday night in the second game of his Minor League rehab assignment, you can expect him to be back in Boston's starting lineup the first day he is eligible which is Saturday against the Angels.