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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 singled three times and stole a pair of bases in four plate appearances in Tuesday's win against the Rays.
Ellsbury's impact was felt immediately, as he singled in the first inning, stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error, and scored on a ground out. He also stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch in the seventh, but was stranded. Ellsbury has only three extra-base hits on the season, but has stolen seven bases, scored 16 runs, and hit .308/.400/.372. Apr 28 - 10:07 PM

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Jacoby Ellsbury (hip) went 1-for-3 with an RBI, a stolen base, and a walk in his return to the lineup Monday against the Rays.

Ellsbury left Saturday's game with hip tightness and sat out Sunday, but it's not a major concern. The 31-year-old is batting .284/.384/.351 across 18 games this season.
Apr 28 - 8:50 AM

Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Yankees starting lineup for Sunday night's contest against the Mets.

Ellsbury tested out his hip during pregame workouts but was deemed unable to go. Chris Young will once again start in center field in his place and is batting second on Sunday. Ellsbury is expected to return to the lineup on Monday.
Apr 26 - 4:53 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury left Saturday's game with hip tightness.

He went 0-for-3 before exiting in the eighth inning. The Yankees are hopeful Ellsbury won't miss any time, but if he does sit out Sunday, expect Chris Young to fill in at center field.
Apr 25 - 7:09 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury hit his first home run of the season in Friday's win over the Mets, finishing the game 2-for-5.

Ellsbury smacked the solo home run off of Jacob deGrom in the third inning. It doubled his RBI total. He now has two driven in on the year. Math. Ellsbury has been hitting for average in the early going, but the power's been difficult to come by. Fantasy owners should be happy to see him finally get on the board. He hit 16 bombs with the Yankees in 2014 and while he's probably never going to match the career-best 32 he launched in 2011, a home run total between 13-17 is still well within reach for the speedy centerfielder.
Apr 24 - 11:31 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, and a stolen base while scoring both Yankee runs in a victory over the Tigers on Thursday.

Ellsbury walked, stole second base, advanced to third on a ground out, and scored on a balk in the sixth inning to tie the game at one apiece. In the eighth, he doubled, advanced to third base on a sacrifice bunt, and scored on a Brian McCann ground out. Ellsbury has been an on-base machine in the season's first month, as evidenced by his .286/.384/.317 triple-slash line. He's a modest 4-for-7 in the stolen base department, however.
Apr 23 - 4:43 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

Ellsbury is also getting a blow on Saturday after playing a 19-inning affair against the Red Sox on Saturday. He'll be back in there for Sunday's series finale.
Apr 11 - 10:34 AM

Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-2 with two walks, a steal and two runs scored in the Yankees' 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

He did get picked off first base in the first inning tonight, but that's quite a game from a guy who hit .200/.222/.257 this spring. Of course, Ellsbury figures to be one of the AL's best fantasy outfielders.
Apr 8 - 10:50 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury went 0-for-3 in his return to the starting lineup Wednesday against the Rays.

Ellsbury missed two weeks because of an oblique strain. Aside from his injury, it's been a very quiet spring for the Yankees' starting outfielders. Ellsbury is hitting .200 with one extra-base hit and no walks in 30 at-bats, Brett Gardner is hitting .167 with one extra-base hit in 54 at-bats and Carlos Beltran is hitting .243 with two extra-base hits in 37 at-bats. None of those four extra-base hits have been homers.
Apr 1 - 4:23 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) will return to Grapefruit League action on Wednesday.

Ellsbury was given clearance to play in "real" games after going 2-for-5 at the plate in a minor league contest on Tuesday. It will be his first game since March 15, but there's no concern that Ellsbury won't be ready for Opening Day. "I've listened to them the entire process," Ellsbury said. "If they feel, 'Hey, you're a go for tomorrow,' I'll be out there tomorrow. If they're like, 'Hey, get some swings in and be out there the next day,' I'm fine with that too."
Mar 31 - 6:44 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) indicated that he will be "fine" for Opening Day.

Ellsbury's been battling an oblique injury since the middle of March, but he's making strides in his recovery and feels he'll be ready to start on Opening Day. On Friday, he took indoor BP. The next step for Ellsbury will be a major league spring game. He looks like he's on track for the team's opener, barring a setback in the next few days.
Mar 31 - 2:43 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) will take batting practice on the field Saturday.

It will come after he took indoor BP on Friday. Ellsbury has been sidelined since March 15 with a right oblique strain, but he's expected to be ready for Opening Day as long as he can avoid a setback. The 31-year-old center fielder is batting .222/.222/.296 with one RBI over 27 plate appearances this spring.
Mar 27 - 5:13 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) is expected to resume playing in exhibition games around March 31.

That would hopefully give him ample time to get properly tuned up for Opening Day. Ellsbury has been sidelined since March 15 with a right oblique strain, but he was able to take dry swings and play catch on Wednesday and he's scheduled to hit some soft toss on Thursday. The 31-year-old center fielder batted .271/.328/.419 with 16 home runs and 39 stolen bases in 2014 -- his first season with the Yankees.
Mar 26 - 9:13 AM

Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) took dry swings, ran, and played catch on Wednesday in Yankees camp.

Ellsbury has been sidelined since March 15 with a right oblique strain, but it's thought to be mild and he should be ready for Opening Day. The dynamic center fielder batted .271/.328/.419 with 16 home runs and 39 stolen bases in his first season with the Yankees and he's capable of even better in his second.
Mar 25 - 5:56 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) is "progressing great" from his mild right oblique strain.

Ellsbury hasn't played since March 15, but the Yankees continue to express confidence that he'll be ready for Opening Day. He was running sprints in the outfield Tuesday, which is a good sign, but it's not clear when he'll return to game action.
Mar 24 - 3:39 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Stephen Drew
2Jose Pirela
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Gregorio Petit
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Carlos Beltran
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Adam Warren
6Chase Whitley
7Chris Capuano
8Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3David Carpenter
4Justin Wilson
5Esmil Rogers
6Chris Martin
7Chasen Shreve