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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 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

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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

Jacoby Ellsbury (knee) will not rejoin the Yankees on Friday as had been anticipated.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday that Ellsbury is still trying to get his legs in baseball shape. It seems likely that he'll continue on his minor league rehab assignment with High-A Tampa through the weekend before rejoining the Bombers next week.
Jul 2 - 9:28 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (knee) is back in the lineup Wednesday night at High-A Tampa.

Ellsbury was held out Tuesday with some mild fatigue. He is still on track to rejoin the Yankees on Friday.
Jul 1 - 5:03 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Jacoby Ellsbury (knee) could still be activated on Friday even after sitting out Tuesday's rehab game because of fatigue.

"I guess the running we've done the last couple of days has kind of worn him out," Girardi said Tuesday. "And it's not only in the one leg, it's in both legs. So we'll give him a day off today and hopefully he's back in there tomorrow." Ellsbury went 0-for-3 in his first rehab contest on Monday but needs to play at least a game or two in center field before being activated.
Jun 30 - 10:35 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (knee) did not play in Tuesday's rehab game with High-A Tampa as scheduled due to "general fatigue," according to Yankees manager Joe Girardi.

It's obviously not ideal, but at least it's not a significant setback. Ellsbury, who hopes to play Wednesday, had been slated for activation from the disabled list as soon as Friday. That could be pushed back a bit now.
Jun 30 - 6:49 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (knee) was scratched from Tuesday's rehab game with High-A Tampa.

There's no word yet on what caused Ellsbury to be scratched. He went 0-for-3 in his first rehab contest on Monday from the designated hitter spot and was slated to play center field Tuesday. The Yankees should have an update on his status shortly.
Jun 30 - 6:31 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (knee) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Monday in his first minor league rehab game with High-A Tampa.

Ellsbury served as the DH on Monday, but he's expected to play center field on Tuesday. The tentative plan calls for him to be activated on Friday. Ellsbury has been sidelined since May 19 with a right knee sprain.
Jun 30 - 10:33 AM

Jacoby Ellsbury (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Tampa on Monday.

He was cleared for game action after working out with the Yankees over the weekend with no issues. Ellsbury will be used in the designated hitter spot for Tampa on Monday and is slated for 3-4 plate appearances. The Yankees expect him to need only a few rehab games, so Ellsbury could be activated from the disabled list before the end of the week.
Jun 29 - 6:47 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (knee) will work out with the Yankees on Saturday, and if all goes well he could begin a minor league rehab assignment on Monday.

He will only need a couple of games on his rehab assignment to get his timing back, so barring any setbacks there's a chance that he could rejoin the Yankees before the end of next week. Ellsbury has been sidelined since May 19 with a right knee sprain.
Jun 26 - 6:59 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (knee) did some hitting while wearing spikes on Friday.

It's how he injured his right knee, so the fact that he didn't have issues Friday is a good sign. There remains no timetable for when Ellsbury might begin a rehab assignment, but he's coming along.
Jun 19 - 4:08 PM

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1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Chris Young
DH1Alex Rodriguez
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