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Ellsbury fast becoming better leadoff batter

Prolific base stealer Jacoby Ellsbury puts his sliding drills to good use in center field, taking a hit away from Ichiro Suzuki. Prolific base stealer Jacoby Ellsbury puts his sliding drills to good use in center field, taking a hit away from Ichiro Suzuki. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)
By Amalie Benjamin
Globe Staff / May 17, 2009

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SEATTLE - The frustration last season with Jacoby Ellsbury was that he couldn't get on base consistently. Sure, he has speed, but what's the use when a player isn't on base? (Full article: 1135 words)

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