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22 Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Height/Weight: 6-1/195 | Birthdate: 9/11/1983 | Birthplace: Madras, OR | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: New York | College: Oregon State | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $9,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 99/81 | Average Draft Position: 52.80
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Jacoby Ellsbury not in Yankees' lineup on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is out of the lineup for Sunday' night's game. 

Ellsbury has been bothered by hip tightness, although treatment has helped with the problem. He was due for a day off soon anyway, so manager Joe Girardi gave him Sunday to rest the hip. The team was hopeful that Ellsbury would be back in the lineup on Monday. 

"His hip got a little tight yesterday," Girardi said. "I don’t know if it's from one of his sliding catches that he irritated it on, but I just decided, let's give him today and I’ll give him about 48 hours to see if he could play tomorrow."


Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury pulled with hip tightness


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was removed from Saturday's game against the Mets after feeling his hip tightened up, according to manager Joe Girardi per MLB.com.

Girardi is hopeful Ellsbury will be back in the lineup for Sunday's game. Ellsbury went 0 for 3 with a strikeout before being pulled. He's hitting .282 with a home run and two RBI in 71 at-bats this season.


Yankees CF Ellsbury keys Thursday defeat of Detroit


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) The Yankees managed just three hits Thursday in Detroit, but the offensive work of leadoff hitter Jacoby Ellsbury earned them a victory.

Ellsbury reached base three times and scored both their runs. He walked, stole a base and scored on a balk in the sixth, then doubled and scored in the eighth. He has scored 13 runs in 15 games this season.


Yankees' Ellsbury after HPB: Felt like a frozen snowball at the heart


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was hit in the chest by a 91 mph fastball from David Price in the first inning of Wednesday's win over Detroit. It was 37 degrees and windy at the start of the game before both clubs played through wintry conditions.

"It felt like a frozen snowball at 93 mph right at the heart," Ellsbury said, per the New York Post.

Ellsbury finished 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI in a 13-4 victory. He is hitting .279/.362/.295 with two doubles, an RBI and three stolen bases in 69 plate appearances.


Yankees CF Jacoby Ellsbury struggling with running game


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Speedy Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is off to a rough start on the basepaths this season, as he was cut down stealing for the third time in five tries on Monday.

Over the last two seasons, Ellsbury has swiped 91 bags while getting caught just nine times.

Ellsbury led the American League in stolen bases in 2008 and was tops in the majors in 2009 and 2013.

Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury spotted with ice pack Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was seen with an ice pack on his right hand after Sunday's 5-3 win over the Rays, according to the New York Post.

"It's a little sore from diving into the bases, it's just maintenance," said Ellsbury, who has been dealing with the issue since the Baltimore series.

Ellsbury went 2 for 5 at the plate Sunday and 4 for 14 in the series. He is hitting .286 in 49 at-bats this season.


Yankees' Alex Rodriguez draws start at first base Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez is making his first start of the season at first base Saturday against the Red Sox.

Rodriguez, who saw work at first base this spring, has never played anywhere on the field other than shortstop and third base during his major-league career. He'll be the Yankees' cleanup batter Saturday.

The Yankees are mixing up the lineup for the day game after Friday's 19-inning marathon, with Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Mark Teixeira and Stephen Drew all out of the lineup Saturday.


Yankees CF Jacoby Ellsbury reaches four times vs. Blue Jays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 2 for 2 with two walks and one stolen base in his team's 4-3 win over the Blue Jays Wednesday.

Ellsbury was also picked off first base early in the game but was able to bounce back with an excellent offensive effort by the end of the night. He scored two of the team's four runs Wednesday and is now 2 for 6 over his first two games.


A-Rod to likely hit 7th as DH in Yankees' Opening Day lineup


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/4/2015) Manager Joe Girardi hinted strongly on Saturday what the Yankees' Opening Day lineup will be and it will included Alex Rodriguez batting seventh as the designated hitter, reports ESPN New York. 

Girardi said Saturday's final exhibition game lineup "could be" the team's Opening Day lineup, which leads many to believe that will be the case. 

The Yankees lineup on Saturday:

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

2. Brett Gardner, LF

3. Carlos Beltran, RF

4. Mark Teixeira, 1B

5. Brian McCann, C

6. Chase Headley, 3B

7. Alex Rodriguez, DH

8. Stephen Drew, 2B

9. Didi Gregorius, SS


Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury returns to starting lineup Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury returned to the starting lineup at the leadoff spot Wednesday against the Rays in Grapefruit League play, per ESPN. Ellsbury was sidelined since March 15 with an oblique injury, He is 6 for 27 with one RBI this spring.

Jacoby Ellsbury will play for Yankees Wednesday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Jacoby Ellsbury has been sidelined by an oblique injury since March 15, but he's nearing a return to the Yankees.

Ellsbury told MLB.com's Brendan Kuty that he is feeling much better and expects to play in a Major League spring game in the final week of spring training. Ellsbury said he would be fine for Opening Day.  

Manager Joe Girardi said Ellsbury would play in Wednesday's game, per MLB.com

"If they feel, 'Hey, you're a go for tomorrow,' I'll be out there tomorrow," Ellsbury said. "If they're like, 'Hey, get some swings in and be out there the next day,' I'm fine with that too."


Jacoby Ellsbury taking BP for Yankees


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury continues to make progress in returning from the oblique injury that has plagued him since March 15. 

Ellsbury took indoor batting practice on Friday, and manager Joe Girardi reported that everything went well, per MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.

Ellsbury will take batting practice on the field on Saturday. 


Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) eyeing March 31 return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who ran, took dry swings and played catch Wednesday, is targeting a return to exhibition play on March 31, according to MLB.com.

Ellsbury is scheduled take tee and flip on Thursday, while he works his way back from an oblique injury. He has been sidelined March 15 due to the issue, but remains unconcerned about his Opening Day status.

"I can still get in quite a few games, and that would be great," Ellsbury said. "Today is a nice little step in the right direction in the sense of swinging. I feel pretty confident that I'll definitely be in the Opening Day lineup."


Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) continues to improve


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has continued to improve from an oblique injury, MLB.com reports.

Ellsbury ran, took dry swings and played catch Wednesday as he continues to rehab. The Yankees believe he'll be able to play Opening Day. The outfielder has been sidelined since March 15 with the injury.


Yankees' Joe Girardi: Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) is 'progressing great'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters that outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury  is "progressing great" from his mild right oblique strain, according to MLB.com. Ellsbury has been sidelined since March 15 with the injury. He tested his oblique by running sprints in the outfield on Tuesday. At this point, it remains unclear when he'll return to the lineup.

Yankees' Ellsbury sounding confident about being ready by opener


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury sounded Monday he is confident he will be ready by Opening Day, per MLB.com. He added his strained right oblique is improving.

Ellsbury has not played since March 15, when he was injured while tossing in the outfield before a spring game against the Phillies.

"I guess all I can tell is just how I feel each and every day," Ellsbury said. "But until I swing a bat, until I throw, until I do really explosive stuff, that will be the real test. But it does feel better each and every day."

Ellsbury missed the final two weeks of spring training last year due to a calf strain, but he was ready by Opening Day and went on to lead New York with 156 hits in 2014.

"Coming into the season, I felt pretty good," Ellsbury said. "I got some at-bats across the street [in minor-league games]. I felt pretty good. I felt like I was seeing the ball, tracking pitches, and I felt pretty good a couple of days ago in the games with that. Hopefully, I should get some at-bats before we break."


Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury 'fully confident' he'll play Opening Day


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury told reporters he's "fully confident" he'll be ready to go come Opening Day, according to MLB.com.

Ellsbury was diagnosed with a low-grade mild oblique strain on Wednesday, and injury that will keep him away from baseball activities for at least 10 days. Ellsbury has only six hits in 27 Grapefruit League at-bats.


Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury shut down 10 days with oblique strain


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury underwent an MRI, which revealed a low-grade mild oblique strain, the team announced, per New York Daily News. He will be shut down from baseball activities for the next seven days.

Ellsbury suffered the injury Tuesday, and will have approximately 10 days to work his way back into the lineup before Opening Day. Ellsbury has only six hits in 27 Grapefruit League at-bats.


Yankees expect Jacoby Ellsbury, Brendan Ryan back on Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters he expects to have outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and infielder Brendan Ryan back in the lineup for Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers, reports NJ.com.

Ellsbury is dealing with a mild abdominal strain, an issue that kept him sidelined Tuesday and Wednesday. Ryan has been out since the end of February with a strained muscle in his back.


Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury out Tuesday, Wednesday with quad strain


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is dealing with a mild abdominal strain, an issue that will keep him sidelined Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the New York Daily News. Manager Joe Girardi told reporters that Ellsbury will not require an MRI or any medical tests, and will be evaluated on Thursday, per the YES Network.

"If it takes a week, it takes a week," Girardi said, per the Record. "Right now my plan is to give him two days."

Ellsbury has only six hits in 27 Grapefruit League at-bats.


Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury fine after fouling ball off foot


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2015) Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury said his foot is fine after taking a foul ball off his inner right foot Thursday, NJ.com reports.

Ellsbury went 1 for 3 while hitting at the top of the lineup Thursday. He's just 4 for 21 during Grapefruit League play.


Yankees looking to bat Ellsbury, Gardner atop lineup


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Yankees manager Joe Girardi could use outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner in the first two spots of the lineup regularly in 2015, MLB.com reports.

"It's definitely a possibility," Girardi said. "I think that both of them are capable of leading off. Ells has done it a little more in his career than Gardy, but I just kind of like the combination of those two guys together."

The Yankees slotted the two outfielders atop the team's first Grapefruit League lineup Tuesday afternoon. With the retirement of shortstop Derek Jeter leaving the second slot open, Ellsbury and Gardner have the opportunity to show what they can do back-to-back.

"We'll take a look at it a lot this spring as we try to keep the outfielders together a lot early on and the infielders together, just to see how it works," Girardi said. "Left-handed, right-handed, in my mind right now, I'm not really worried either way."

The two outfielders combined for 60 stolen bases in 2014, and Girardi indicated that he'd like to see the pair continue to pressure opposing pitchers.


Manager: Outfielders likely doomed to sit for rest of season


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Joe Girardi has conceded that Yankees ailing outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring) and Carlos Beltran (elbow) appear destined to miss the rest of the season.

"It's going to be pretty tough," Girardi told the Wall Street Journal in regard to their future availability.


Jacoby Ellsbury intends to return this season


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/21/2014) MLB.com reports that Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is working with trainers on a plan that would enable him to play before the end of the season. He missed Saturday's game against the Blue Jays with a hamstring injury and was out of Sunday's starting lineup as well.

An MRI revealed that Ellsbury sustained a mild right hamstring strain, and Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he would receive "a few days off" before the team would assess the situation.


Jacoby Ellsbury out of lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

Ellsbury is expected to undergo an MRI Saturday after being removed from action the previous day with a hamstring injury. He has hit .271/.328/.419 with 16 home runs, 70 RBI and 39 stolen bases in 575 at-bats.