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Jacoby Ellsbury | Outfielder

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/11/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jacoby Ellsbury (hip) is back in the Yankees' lineup Friday.
Ellsbury still has some swelling in his right hip, but he's feeling better and is ready to give it a go. He injured the hip on a dive Tuesday and then sat out Wednesday's game prior to the club's off day Thursday. Aug 28 - 5:00 PM

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An MRI on Jacoby Ellsbury's hip confirmed that he's merely dealing with a bruise.

Ellsbury injured the hip on a dive Tuesday and then sat out Wednesday. The hope is that he'll return to action Friday, although it's not a given. "The MRI was to make sure there was nothing more," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. "He has a contusion of the muscle. There are obviously worse things that (the MRI) could’ve showed."
Aug 28 - 9:50 AM

Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Yankees' lineup Wednesday due to a sore hip.

Ellsbury banged the hip on a dive during Tuesday's game. It's uncertain whether he'll be available off the bench, but the Yanks hope Ellsbury is ready to play Friday after Thursday's off day. Brett Gardner is starting in center field and Chris Young is in left field Wednesday.
Aug 26 - 11:15 AM

Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday.

It appears to be a simple day of rest for Ellsbury. Brett Gardner is in center field and Chris Young is in left.
Aug 21 - 3:29 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury singled and belted a solo homer in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Ellsbury's shot off of Drew Hutchison in the sixth inning hit off the facade in the second deck at Rogers Centre. Unfortunately for the Yankees, that was the only run they could muster off of Hutchison and the Jays' bullpen. Ellsbury may be slowly but surely busting out of his slump, as he's 7-for-18 over his last four games.
Aug 16 - 4:03 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury is out of the Yankees' starting lineup Wednesday night against the Indians.

Ellsbury is batting .158/.202/.305 in 106 plate appearances since the All-Star break. He'll take a mental day of rest, with Brett Gardner starting in center field and Chris Young starting in left field on Wednesday.
Aug 12 - 4:43 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury's struggles continued in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays, going 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.

To be fair, the entire Yankees offense struggled against David Price on Saturday, netting a total of just three singles. Since returning from the disabled list, Ellsbury is hitting just .198 (21-for-106) with four homers, 17 RBI and a 25/6 K/BB ratio in 26 games.
Aug 8 - 4:06 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury went 0-for-5 with a pair of strikeouts in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Ellsbury homered against the Red Sox on Thursday and looked like he might be ready to break out a hot streak, but said hopes for offensive glory fizzled out with a Friday 0-for-5 versus the Blue Jays. The center fielder has simply looked out of sorts since an early season knee injury and it shows in the numbers, as Ellsbury is hitting just .275/.344/.371 with five homers, 23 RBI, 43 runs scored and 14 steals.
Aug 7 - 11:16 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury homered in the seventh to lead the Yankees to a 2-1 win over the Red Sox on Thursday.

Ellsbury also singled in the contest, giving him his first two-hit game in a couple of weeks. He's still hitting just .214 in 98 at-bats since coming off the disabled list, though he does have four homers in that span.
Aug 6 - 10:31 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Yankees' lineup Monday.

It appears to be a simple day of rest. Brett Gardner is in center field in Ellsbury's place, with Chris Young playing left.
Jul 27 - 5:01 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury had a huge game in Thursday's 9-3 win over the Orioles, finishing 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI as the Yankees completed the sweep.

Ellsbury took Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez deep to lead off the second inning, then hit a sacrifice fly in the third and a two-run double in the fifth to finish off his offensive heroics for the day. The speedy center fielder has now doubled in three straight games, a good sign that he feels comfortable with the health of his legs. Ellsbury missed significant time with a knee injury earlier this season. On the whole, he's currently slashing .308/.382/.390 with three homers, 36 runs scored and 14 steals.
Jul 23 - 4:24 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury went 1-for-4 with a two-run single in Thursday afternoon's win over the A's.

Ellsbury drove in two runs with an RBI single in the fourth inning. It was his second game back from a right knee sprain that threw him on the disabled list for a month-and-a-half. Prior to the injury, Ellsbury was hitting .324/.412/.372 with one homer, six RBI, 29 runs scored and 14 steals. Assuming he remains healthy, he should return to being one of the top speed threats in the game in the second half of the season.
Jul 9 - 4:20 PM

Yankees activated OF Jacoby Ellsbury from the 15-day disabled list.

Ellsbury has been sidelined since mid-May with a right knee sprain. He's back in center field and in the leadoff spot in Wednesday's tilt versus the Athletics.
Jul 8 - 3:34 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (knee) will be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

Ellsbury missed a few games during his rehab assignment last week due to fatigue in his legs, but he went through simulated game activities on Monday and the Yankees were apparently happy with what they saw. The outfielder has been on the shelf since mid-May with a right knee sprain.
Jul 6 - 6:14 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (knee) has missed three out of five games while on a rehab assignment due to general fatigue in his legs.

The Yankees had been hoping Ellsbury would be ready for activation this weekend, but now they're not sure when he'll return. "His legs aren’t where they need to be for him to play on a consistent basis," manager Joe Girardi said. "That’s our concern because they’re so important to him." It's sounding like we probably shouldn't expect Ellsbury back before the All-Star break.
Jul 5 - 9:30 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Chris Young
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Ivan Nova
6Luis Severino
7Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Justin Wilson
4Chasen Shreve
5Adam Warren
6Diego Moreno
7Sergio Santos
8Bryan Mitchell
9Branden Pinder
10Nick Goody