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Jacoby Ellsbury | Outfielder | #22

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/11/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (23) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Monday that Jacoby Ellsbury has been dealing with plantar fasciitis in addition to his recent hip injury.
Ellsbury was initially placed on the disabled list due to an oblique injury, but he's run into some other issues since. The veteran outfielder doesn't appear close to returning. Apr 16 - 3:45 PM

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Jacoby Ellsbury will be shut down for 72 hours after receiving a cortisone injection in his hip.

Ellsbury began the year on the disabled list with an oblique injury, but he injured his hip while rehabbing. There's no clear timetable for his return.
Apr 10 - 4:50 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) is in New York visiting a hip specialist Friday.

Ellsbury is on the disabled list with a right oblique strain, but it's his hip that's popped up recently as an issue. We should know more about his status at some point this weekend.
Apr 6 - 4:42 PM

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday that Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) will be shut down for a couple of days due to a hip issue.

It doesn't sound like a long-term issue, but obviously Ellsbury's return to the Yankees isn't imminent. The thought was that Ellsbury would have an opening for playing time with the injuries in the Yankees' outfield, but Aaron Hicks (intercostal) could beat him back from the DL.
Apr 3 - 1:03 PM

Yankees placed OF Jacoby Ellsbury on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain.

Ellsbury suffered the oblique strain in early March and is expected to take 40-50 at-bats between extended spring training and the minors before joining the Yankees' active roster. He projects to work as a fourth outfielder this season in New York, with Aaron Hicks drawing most of the playing time in center.
Mar 29 - 9:42 AM

Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) was slated to take some at-bats in minor league games on Monday.

Ellsbury is beginning to ramp things up from his oblique strain, but Yankees manager Aaron Boone expects him to need 40-50 at-bats before being activated. That could include extended spring training, but also an official minor league rehab assignment. Ellsbury will function in a reserve outfielder role once he's deemed ready.
Mar 26 - 3:15 PM

Yankees manager Aaron Boone confirmed Monday that Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) will not be ready for Opening Day.

Ellsbury hasn't appeared in a Grapefruit League game since March 1 and he is still rehabbing a right oblique strain. Assuming there hasn't been a major setback, he should be ready sometime around early-to-mid April. The 34-year-old projects to serve as a fourth outfielder this season for New York with Aaron Hicks getting the large majority of starts in center field.
Mar 19 - 4:00 PM

Yankees manager Aaron Boone indicated Monday that Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) may not be ready in time for Opening Day.

Boone expects Ellsbury to get in some Grapefruit League games soon, but the outfielder might not have enough time to get up to speed for the opener. "We're probably getting into that range where we're butting up against it," Boone said. Ellsbury is slated to be the team's fifth outfielder.
Mar 12 - 4:54 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) has resumed swinging a bat.

That's good to hear, but it's unclear when Ellsbury might be game-ready or if his availability for Opening Day could be in jeopardy. "Usually, it's about a week to 10 days where he's down in every camp, so we're getting past that right now," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. "Then he gets it going and he's usually ready by the time the bell rings. But I can't predict just yet."
Mar 11 - 10:11 AM

Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) could resume running on Saturday.

Ellsbury is working back from a right oblique injury he suffered last week. It's unclear if he'll be ready for Opening Day, though beat writer Bryan Hoch of said it "remains a possibility." Ellsbury is no better than the Yankees' fifth outfielder at the moment and can't be counted on for fantasy purposes.
Mar 8 - 4:53 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury's right oblique injury isn't believed to be serious.

Ellsbury felt tightness during batting practice Friday and had to be scratched from the lineup, although he felt he could still play. Since it's early March, the Yankees wisely decided not to push it. No tests are scheduled, but Ellsbury still figures to miss a little time.
Mar 2 - 2:21 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury was scratched from Friday's lineup due to tightness in his right side.

It could potentially knock him out for a couple weeks if it's an oblique injury, but the Yankees haven't provided any more clarity. The team could have an update on Ellsbury later Friday. Estevan Florial took Ellsbury's spot in the lineup.
Mar 2 - 12:23 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Yankees are willing to pay "at least half" of Jacoby Ellsbury's remaining contract in a trade.

And yet the Yankees still haven't found any takers for the 34-year-old outfielder, who has batted just .261/.331/.372 over the last three seasons. Ellsbury is owed $21.142 million per year through 2020 and he carries a $21 million club option ($5 million buyout) for 2021. He also has a full no-trade clause, making this situation all the more difficult for New York.
Jan 11 - 10:57 AM

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Orioles have some interest in acquiring Jacoby Ellsbury from the Yankees.

Sherman notes that while the O's have expressed interest, Ellsbury possesses a full no-trade clause and may only waive it to be closer to his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. If that's the case, the Giants or Diamondbacks could emerge as potential options.
Jan 7 - 5:53 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears Jacoby Ellsbury might consider waiving his no-trade clause "for a few select teams."

Heyman believes the Giants may be one of those teams. Ellsbury is currently positioned as the Yankees' fourth outfielder for 2018, whereas he could immediately take over as the starting center fielder in San Francisco. The Giants have shown a willingness to take on bad contracts, having just acquired Evan Longoria (and most of the $86 million he's still owed) from the Rays on Wednesday. Heyman notes that Ellsbury makes his offseason home in Phoenix, nearby the Giants' spring training facilities in Scottsdale. The 34-year-old is due $68.4 million on a deal that runs through 2020. He has batted just .261/.331/.372 over the last three seasons.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 09:31:00 AM

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