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Jacoby Ellsbury | Outfielder | #22

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/11/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (23) / BOS
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Jacoby Ellsbury singled and smacked a solo homer in Monday's win over the Rangers.
The longball was Ellsbury's first of the season, and it came off a left-hander (Cesar Ramos). The 32-year-old has picked it up at the dish of late, batting .375 over his last six games. Ellsbury also has five stolen bases on the year. Apr 25 - 11:05 PM

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Jacoby Ellsbury didn’t start the game, but went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI and thrilled Yankees Stadium when he stole home against the Rays on Friday night.

Ellsbury came on for an injured Aaron Hicks and sparked the Yankees with a two-out single and a subsequent steal of home in the fifth inning. He later doubled and raised his slash line to .276/.311/.379 in 63 plate appearances. The 32-year-old is far from the dynamic power/speed threat that he once was in Boston; however, he’s already stolen five bases this year and should easily better his mark of 21 steals in 2015 -- if he manages to remain healthy, of course, which isn't a given.
Apr 22 - 10:28 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Yankees' lineup on Friday.

Ellsbury started Thursday against lefty Rich Hill and went 3-for-5, but he's on the bench against southpaw Matt Moore for this one. It's the second time in the last four games he's sat in favor of Aaron Hicks.
Apr 22 - 3:35 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-5 in a loss to the A's on Thursday.

Multi-hit games have been hard to come by for the 32-year-old in the early going, as he had 11 hits in 50 at-bats coming into the game. He has five RBI and just four runs scored this year despite batting atop the Yankees' lineup. On the plus side, he does have four steals to go with a modest .255/.293/.345 line.
Apr 22 - 12:07 AM

Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Athletics.

The struggling Ellsbury will take a seat against southpaw Eric Surkamp. Brett Gardner will bat leadoff and play left field while Aaron Hicks will play center and bat seventh. Starlin Castro is in the No. 2 spot Tuesday.
Apr 19 - 3:29 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-2 with a leadoff homer Saturday against the Marlins.

Ellsbury, who had a wrist issue that cost him a few days, ends the spring 9-for-30 with the one homer and no walks. He's locked in as the Yankees' leadoff man against righties, but wasn't a very good regular in the second half of last year.
Apr 2 - 3:52 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (wrist) is hoping to return to game action on Sunday.

Ellsbury still felt some soreness in his right wrist while taking batting practice on Thursday, but he tried again Friday and felt better. He hasn't appeared in a Grapefruit League game since March 19 due to a bone bruise, but there's still time to get him ready for Opening Day as long as he can avoid a setback.
Mar 25 - 5:23 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury felt some discomfort in his wrist Thursday during batting practice.

The Yankees were hoping he'd play Friday against the Orioles but now they're shooting for Saturday's game against Toronto. Despite reporting some discomfort, Ellsbury will participate in Friday's batting practice. He hasn't appeared in a Grapefruit League game since March 19.
Mar 24 - 10:14 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (wrist) is not listed on the team's travel sheet for Friday's game against the Orioles.

In other words, he's not going. There was speculation Ellsbury could return to Grapefruit League action on Friday after taking part in batting practice Thursday, but apparently he'll have to wait at least another day. Ellsbury's next chance to play will be Saturday against Toronto.
Mar 24 - 9:29 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (wrist) could return to Grapefruit League action over the weekend.

Ellsbury felt good after hitting off a tee on Wednesday and is scheduled to take batting practice Thursday. He's been held out of games since taking a pitch off his right wrist last Saturday. X-rays turned up negative and he should be fine for Opening Day.
Mar 24 - 3:34 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (wrist) said he was encouraged by how he felt after going through tee and toss work on Wednesday.

Ellsbury is beginning to ramp things up again after taking a pitch off his wrist on Saturday. He expects to take batting practice on Thursday, but it's unclear if he'll return to Grapefruit League action as well. Either way, he's expected to be fine for the start of the season.
Mar 23 - 12:14 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (wrist) is unlikely to return to game action before Thursday.

Ellsbury is understandably sore after taking a pitch off his wrist on Saturday. The good news is that X-rays came back negative and this shouldn't be anything that affects the outfielder's availability for Opening Day.
Mar 20 - 1:17 PM

X-rays on Jacoby Ellsbury's injured wrist came back negative.

His CT scan was also negative. It appears Ellsbury was able to avoid a major injury after taking a pitch off his right wrist Saturday against the Braves. He'll probably sit out a few days but for now, it looks like Ellsbury is still on track for Opening Day.
Mar 19 - 6:01 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury left Saturday's game against the Braves with a wrist injury.

Julio Teheran plunked him on the right wrist to lead off the bottom of the fifth inning. Ellsbury went 0-for-2 before exiting. Mark Payton pinch-ran for Ellsbury and took his place in center field. Ellsbury is headed for X-rays.
Mar 19 - 4:14 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Yankees' lineup for Tuesday's Wild Card Game versus the Astros.

It's pretty stunning to see a player with a $153 million contract not starting a winner-take-all game, but it makes sense for the Yanks to go with Chris Young instead if you break it down. Astros starter Dallas Keuchel is deadly against lefties and Ellsbury has really struggled since the beginning of September, hitting .202/.254/.246 with no homers. Young is in left field and batting second, while Brett Gardner has shifted over to center.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 04:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Aaron Hicks
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Dustin Ackley
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Luis Severino
5CC Sabathia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Chasen Shreve
5Ivan Nova
6Kirby Yates
7Bryan Mitchell
8Johnny Barbato
9Branden Pinder
10Nick Goody