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Jacoby Ellsbury | Outfielder

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/11/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Monday's win over the Orioles.
Ellsbury knocked in an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth with a single. He was caught stealing for the first time after the single, but replays showed Ellsbury was safe. Manager Joe Girardi did not request a review, however, leaving Ellsbury 3-for-4 in stolen base attempts to start the season. Apr 7 - 4:25 PM

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Jacoby Ellsbury is batting third for the Yankees in their home opener Monday against the Orioles.

The Yankees have adjusted their batting order in the wake of Mark Teixeira's hamstring injury. Brett Gardner is batting leadoff on Monday versus Baltimore.
Apr 7 - 9:51 AM

Jacoby Ellsbury had a nice night at the dish in Friday’s victory over the Blue Jays, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a pair of runs scored.

The fleet-footed outfielder also swiped a pair of bases on the evening. He came into the game without a hit through his first seven at-bats with the Bombers, but got back on track against Dustin McGowan and the Blue Jays. He has already stolen three bases in his first four games, and remains an elite source of speed in all fantasy formats.
Apr 4 - 11:06 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury is not Thursday's lineup against the Astros.

No word about a possible recurrence of his calf issues, so it sounds like he's just getting a breather. Brett Gardner will start in center field while Alfonso Soriano plays left and Ichiro Suzuki gets a start in right. Carlos Beltran will DH.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Friday that the plan is for Jacoby Ellsbury (calf) to start the team's spring training finale on Saturday.

It's a good sign that there are no worries about Ellsbury's availability for Opening Day, as they couldn't backdate a potential DL stint if he plays Saturday. The outfielder has been nursing a tight right calf since the middle of the month but has played a handful of minor league games with no issues.
Mar 28 - 4:52 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (calf) will play in a minor league game Friday.

There was some thought that he could return to Grapefruit League action, but the Yankees want to be protected in case they have to make a backdated disabled list move. The feeling, though, is that Ellsbury will be ready to roll on Opening Day next Tuesday in Houston.
Mar 28 - 10:01 AM

Jacoby Ellsbury (calf) could play in the Yankees' Grapefruit League game against the Marlins on Friday.

Ellsbury has been playing in minor league games as he works his way back from tweaking his right calf earlier in camp, and he'll play in another minor league game Thursday. Assuming that goes well, the center fielder could see spring training game action Friday. "I think he will be ready [for Opening Day], as long as he's feeling good and he's healthy," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said.
Mar 26 - 6:21 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (calf) went 1-for-4 with a walk in a minor league game Wednesday.

Ellsbury also played five innings in center field and reported no issues with his right calf. He should be 100 percent for the start of the 2014 regular season.
Source: MLBlogs
Mar 26 - 4:12 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (calf) took six plate appearances in a minor league game Tuesday.

Ellsbury, sidelined for over a week with right calf tightness, had a single and two walks. The high-priced outfielder was encouraged by how he felt and believes he'll have no trouble being ready for Opening Day.
Mar 25 - 2:43 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (calf) could return to Grapefruit League action on Sunday.

Ellsbury tweaked his right calf last weekend and hasn't played in a game since, but he'll test things out with batting practice Friday. The Yankees seem to be playing things extra cautiously with their high-priced outfielder, so he should be ready to go on Opening Day as long as he can avoid a setback.
Mar 21 - 4:01 PM

An MRI on Jacoby Ellsbury's right calf came back negative Thursday.

Ellsbury tweaked his right calf over the weekend and hasn't played in a game since, but the Yankees are hopeful he'll be able to return to action over the weekend. As of now, there's no reason to believe he's at risk for missing Opening Day.
Mar 20 - 5:11 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (calf) will not play in Grapefruit League games on Wednesday or Thursday.

Ellsbury went through a full range of workouts on Tuesday in camp, but the Yankees want to be sure his sore right calf is 100 percent healthy before they send him back into Grapefruit League play. He should be cleared over the weekend and is fully expected to be ready for the start of the 2014 regular season. Ellsbury signed a seven-year, $153 million free agent contract with the Yankees in December.
Mar 18 - 4:27 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (calf) is not in Tuesday's Grapefruit League lineup against the Red Sox.

Ellsbury, who is nursing a sore right calf, will go through a normal day of hitting, running and throwing workouts on Tuesday. He's not sure if he'll return to action Wednesday, but it sounds like a relatively minor issue.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Mar 18 - 10:02 AM

Jacoby Ellsbury (calf) is expected to miss a third straight game Tuesday.

Ellsbury was cleared to hit in the batting cage Monday, but the Yankees won't to hold him out of game action a little longer. All signs point to the outfielder's calf issue being minor.
Mar 17 - 1:24 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury was scratched from the Yankees' lineup Sunday due to tightness in his right calf.

It's viewed as a minor ailment, as Ellsbury would have played had it been the regular season. He'll also sit out Monday, but expect him to return to Grapefruit League action shortly.
Mar 16 - 10:09 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Brian Roberts
2Dean Anna
3Scott Sizemore
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Kelly Johnson
2Yangervis Solarte
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Alfonso Soriano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1CC Sabathia
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Masahiro Tanaka
4Ivan Nova
5Michael Pineda
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Shawn Kelley
3Matt Thornton
4Dellin Betances
5Adam Warren
6David Phelps
7Vidal Nuno
8Cesar Cabral