Jacoby's coming back now [from five weeks at Athletes' Performance in Arizona], so hopefully he can cheer us on. I don't know what went on there. I think that was more his agent (Scott Boras) and the Red Sox, but it's very important. As a player, it doesn't matter if you're hurt or not. You should be out there cheering on your team. ... It's good that he's coming back. Hopefully he's out there cheering on the team, and hopefully he'll get healthy and help the team.I am shocked that none of the papers have picked up on this.
We have next to no information about this situation, so I'm not going to waste any time trying to guess if the Red Sox are frustrated with Ellsbury, the depth of that frustration, Scott Boras's involvement, if they think Ellsbury should have been travelling with the team (since rest seems to be the best remedy for fractured ribs), which players might be annoyed at whatever has or has not been going on, trying to parse Terry Francona's various statements word-by-word, etc.
Here is a SoSH thread on LBJ that was begun on June 26; the discussion post-Yook's comments starts here.