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Report: Red Sox CF Jacoby Ellsbury, RHP Clay Buchholz to return this weekend

Good news for Boston Red Sox fans who still hope that their team can salvage its season. Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports that two of the Sox's most important regulars should be back from the disabled list this weekend.

Ellsbury has been out since mid-April after separating his shoulder, while Buchholz will have missed three-and-a-half weeks with gastrointestinal bleeding. The presence of Ellsbury, who finished second in AL MVP voting in 2011, could provide a significant spark to the offense, while Buchholz had just turned the corner, having won all four of his starts in June, when he was sidelined.