Yankees CF Jacoby Ellsbury Day To Day With Tightness In Right Calf
TAMPA, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was scratched from the starting lineup for Sunday’s game against Atlanta because of slight tightness in his right calf.
Ellsbury had been set to hit leadoff, but was taken out of the lineup three hours before the first pitch.
It doesn’t appear to be serious. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said no medical tests are currently scheduled for Ellsbury.
“We’ll make sure we take care of this, and if it takes a few days or a week, so be it,” Cashman said. “It felt tight, so we’re going to make sure that’s all it’s going to be.”
Yankees coach Rob Thomson, managing a New York split-squad, said the move was precautionary and the outfielder would have played if this were the regular season.
“We just want to make sure we knocked this thing out before anything serious happens,” Thomson said.
Ellsbury agreed that he could have played but that it was better to be cautious. He also will not play in Monday’s road game against Pittsburgh. It has not been determined if he will be ready to play against Boston, his former team, Tuesday.
“We’ll see how it is,” Ellsbury said. “If it feels great, I’ll be out there.”
Ellsbury and the Yankees agreed to a $153 million, seven-year contract in December.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Patriots’ Backup QB Garoppolo Helps Defense Prep For Wilson
- Islanders Look To Snap Red Wings’ 5-Game At Home Win Streak
- Keidel: Old Adage Will Again Be Proven True — Seahawks Win With ‘D,’ Ground Game
- Nets Come Up Short Against Raptors In High-Scoring Affair, 127-122
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)