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NEW YORK -- Boston Red Sox centre fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has a broken right foot, leaving the AL East leaders without a key offensive catalyst as they try to wrap up the division title. Cheap Carlos Lee Jersey . Red Sox manager John Farrell says the team believes Ellsbury will be back this year, and hopes it will be during the regular season. But there is no specific timetable for his return, and the speedy leadoff hitter will keep wearing a protective boot on his injured foot for five days. Ellsbury had an MRI on Saturday and returned to Boston for further examination. Then he went to Colorado to get a second opinion from foot specialist Dr. Thomas Clanton at The Steadman Clinic. Farrell says tests confirmed the diagnosis of a compression fracture, which means its non-displaced. Ellsbury leads the majors with 52 stolen bases. He is batting .299 and has scored a team-high 89 runs. Cheap Craig Biggio Jersey . As analysts we do the same thing, so here are some observations from week one. First there were two major upsets. I should say, major upsets in the eyes of the fans and prognosticators. Wholesale Astros Jerseys . The Goldeyes (10-7) lost 4-1 to the Saltdogs (8-9) Sunday afternoon before 5,834 sizzling fans at Shaw Park. The loss drops Winnipegs record to 3-4 during this past weeks seven-game homestand. http://www.cheapastrosjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-mike-scott-jersey . First-half goals by Will Bruin and Oscar Boniek Garcia sucked the life out of the Impact as the Houston Dynamo bounced them from Major League Soccers post-season with a 3-0 victory on Thursday.LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The Chicago Bears benched Jay Cutler on Thursday, deciding to start Jimmy Clausen against this Detroit Lions this weekend in favour of their franchise quarterback who signed a massive, seven-year deal less than a year ago. Coach Marc Trestman said Cutler will be available as the backup for Sundays game at Soldier Field, where boos have rained down on a punchless, porous team that is now 5-9 and playing out the string after starting the season with legitimate hopes of a deep playoff run. They will miss the playoffs for the seventh time in eight seasons. Trestman said it was certainly not an easy decision and Cutler was certainly taken aback. Shocked, I think at first, Cutler said of his reaction. Asked if he believed the team was committed to him, Cutler added: I dont know if I can answer that. Everyone would wonder that, he said. The move fuels the idea that the Bears are in a state of dysfunction and that the future of everyone from general manager Phil Emery on down is open to discussion. There has been plenty of speculation about Trestman, now in his second year, not to mention defensive co-ordinator Mel Tucker and offensive co-ordinator Aaron Kromer. Cutlers future is also in question despite the new contract. I would like to stay here, he said, adding that he would be able to play again next year for Trestman if things went that way, though we would have to figure some things out in the off-season. Cutler leads the league in interceptions (18) and turnovers (24) and he was benched after arguably his worst game of the season in Mondays loss to New Orleeans. Cheap Roy Oswalt Jersey. He threw three interceptions and got sacked a season-high seven times as the Bears fell meekly at home to the Saints, 31-15. That performance came after Cutler found himself at the centre of a storm last week, after Kromer admitted he was a source behind a report by the NFL Network criticizing the quarterbacks ability to identify when plays should be changed at the line. That might have sealed Kromers fate. But there could be a long list of personnel taking the fall. The defence has ranked among the leagues worst in two years with Tucker, and the offence has taken a big step back in Year 2 under Trestman. Then, theres Emery, who fired Lovie Smith after a 10-win season in 2012 and chose Trestman over Bruce Arians, how rolling with the Cardinals. He also signed Cutler to that seven-year contract at the end of last season when the Bears could have applied the franchise tag instead. Even so, the timing of the benching seems curious considering the Bears are out of contention. Trestman, who came with a reputation for getting the most out of quarterbacks, acknowledged this week that has not happened with Cutler. So the Bears are going with Clausen, the former Notre Dame star. He has appeared in three games this season and attempted nine passes, completing three. He was 1-9 in 10 starts as a rookie with Carolina in 2010 and threw for 1,558 yards that year. Carolina then drafted Cam Newton. The Bears signed Clausen in June, and he beat out Jordan Palmer for the backup job. ___ Online: AP NFL websites: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '