According to Red Sox manager John Farrell, injured centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury could be back in the lineup as early as Wednesday night in Denver. Ellsbury is rehabbing from a broken bone in his right foot, and has begun baseball activities. The dynamic lead-off hitter has missed 14 games, but Farrell is still optimistic on his return before the post-season, "Hopefully he's in the lineup Wednesday. The work he's going through right now, the baseball activities, are starting to wrap up. There's been no setbacks. That's an optimistic view, but I'd hope we'd be able to get him some at bats that day." Emphasis on the "optimistic view" part.