New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury got his second day off this week while rehabilitating a sprained right knee with Class A Tampa.
Joe Girardi said Ellsbury, who has been on the shelf since May 20 with a sprained knee, could still return for this weekend’s series against Tampa Bay.
“If we are going to lose him for some time, somebody’s got to step up,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “That’s the bottom line.”
Brian McCann drove in Jacoby Ellsbury with the tie-breaking run in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees held on to beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on a chilly Thursday afternoon.
J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes hit consecutive RBI singles in the seventh inning, and Joba Chamberlain got Jacoby Ellsbury to hit into a crucial double play in the eighth.
Sitting in the first row behind home plate at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night, Jimmy Fallon was spooked by a foul ball off the bat of Jacoby Ellsbury in the seventh inning.
The Bronx Bombers are about to bomb, for the third straight season. No tweet or Twitter troll can change that truth.
Gregorius, hurt diving for a grounder in Saturday’s game against Baltimore, is listed on the travel roster for a split-squad game Thursday with Detroit.
Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 2 for 5 and played five flawless innings of defense in his first game since being sidelined two weeks ago by an oblique strain.
Jeter left behind a team in transition, that failed to make the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time in a generation and is beset with an older core coming off injuries.
And this is cool: a side-by-side comparison of the original 1993 scene and the Yankees’ homage is already up on YouTube.
New York’s center fielder is out of action until the middle of next week because of a strained oblique. He said before Thursday night’s loss that the injury “feels a lot better already.”
Jacoby Ellsbury is hurt. How hurt? Who cares?
“I’m not really concerned about it, because it’s really mild,” manager Joe Girardi said. “This is the time of year we can protect him a little bit, don’t have to rush him back.”
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Ellsbury will not play Wednesday, then will be evaluated Thursday. He didn’t rule out Ellsbury missing up to a week.