Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 3 hours ago

Ellsbury was scratched from Tuesday's lineup at High-A Tampa due to fatigue in both legs, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Ellsbury began his rehab assignment Monday after ramping up physical activity, including on-field workouts over the weekend. The rapid increase in activity likely led to some fatigue following Monday's rehab debut, but that shouldn't be an issue moving forward as he works himself back into game shape.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 11 hours ago

Ellsbury (knee) went 0-for-3 in Monday's rehab game with High-A Tampa.

Ellsbury made it through his first rehab appearance without a hitch, and he'll likely play at least two or three more games. He's been out since May 19 but got off to a strong start this season.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 1 day ago

Ellsbury (knee) will play a rehab game for the Yankees' Florida State League affiliate Monday night, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

The outfielder has missed more than a month with a knee injury, but his clearance to play in rehab games is a major step in the right direction. Assuming everything goes well Monday, Ellsbury could progress to a higher organizational level before returning to the Yankees sometime in early-to-mid-July.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 2 days ago

Ellsbury (knee) will report to the Yankees' spring training facility in Tampa on Monday and is expected to begin a rehab assignment this week.

The Yankees will most likely have Ellsbury begin his assignment at the organization's Florida State League affiliate in Tampa, before possibly advancing to the upper stages of the minors for a few games. Ellsbury was cleared to head to Tampa after working out on the field Sunday in Houston without any notable knee issues, an encouraging sign that he's nearing a return. The Yankees' center fielder has been sidelined since May 19 with the injury, depriving the lineup of one of its most integral pieces.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 3 days ago

Ellsbury ran and hit on the field Saturday and is scheduled to work out again Sunday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Hoch noted that if Ellsbury is able to make it through Sunday's workout without a hitch, he could be cleared to begin his rehab assignment soon.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 4 days ago

Ellsbury (knee) could head out on a rehab assignment as soon as Monday, ESPN New York reports.

Manager Joe Girardi said Ellsbury will work out with the team prior to Saturday's game, and if his right knee responds well, the outfielder could be cleared to begin playing in minor league games. It's not entirely clear how long of a rehab assignment Ellsbury will need after missing more than a month with the injury, but a return next weekend seems within the realm of possibility.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 2 weeks ago

Ellsbury (knee) ran the bases Thursday afternoon, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Ellsbury continues to progress in his recovery from a knee sprain, but he's still without a return timetable. The expectation is that he'll require a rehab stint before rejoining the Yankees, and the team should offer more clarity on the situation in the coming days. Originally, Ellsbury was hoping to be back with the team before the end of the month, but that looks to be rather unrealistic at this point.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 2 weeks ago

Ellsbury (knee) hit on the field Tuesday for a second day in a row, but he is not yet ready to begin playing in minor league rehab games, ESPN New York reports.

Manager Joe Girardi confirmed prior to Tuesday's game that Ellsbury will head back to New York with the team rather than head to Tampa to begin a rehab assignment. "It's just not where we want it to be physically," Girardi said. "He's not where we want him to be, so we're not going to risk it." Ellsbury had suggested recently that he was eyeing a return before the end of July, but the skipper said it will be "pretty difficult" to meet that target.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 2 weeks ago

Ellsbury (knee) hopes to return before the end of June, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

Ellsbury hit the disabled list in mid-May with a knee sprain, and was originally given a six-week timetable for a return. If he's able to rejoin the Yankees before the end of the month, the outfielder would be on the early end of that estimate. He was able to take batting practice and work out on the field Friday, and could soon be cleared for a rehab assignment if he continues on this trajectory.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 2 weeks ago

Ellsbury (knee) took batting practice and threw on the field Friday, the NY Post reports.

Manager Joe Girardi said he believed Ellsbury was going at 60 percent Friday, but was encouraged that he's now been able to run, throw, and hit since landing on the DL nearly a month ago. GM Brian Cashman indicated Ellsbury could begin a rehab assignment at some point next week, so the outfielder seems to be on track for a late-June or early-July return.