Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 2 hours ago

Ellsbury (hip) is back in the starting lineup Monday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

The Yankees gave Ellsbury a day of rest Sunday following an early exit from Saturday's contest due to hip tightness. He's in his typical leadoff role and covering center field for Monday night. Ellsbury is hitting .282 with 14 runs scored and four steals through 17 games this season.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 7 hours ago

Ellsbury (hip) is hopeful that he will be able to return for Monday's contest against the Rays, the NY Post reports.

Ellsbury was removed from Saturday's game with hip tightness and was held out of the lineup Sunday, but it sounds like it may have been a more precautionary move as manager Joe Girardi indicated he was leaning toward giving the outfielder a day off at some point anyway. He was able to go through batting practice Sunday and will be re-evaluated prior to Monday's game, which should shed more light on his availability.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 24 hours ago

Ellsbury (hip) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

Manager Joe Girardi indicated Ellsbury is just getting a day off and expected to rejoin the lineup Monday. With that news, the hip issue appears to be minor, and it sounds as though he should be fine moving forward. However, it's worth checking to ensure he's indeed in the lineup.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 2 days ago

Ellsbury was removed from Saturday's game after his hip tightened up, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

Manager Joe Girardi said the team is hopeful to get Ellsbury back in the lineup Sunday, but he should be considered day-to-day for now. Chris Young moved to center field and Garrett Jones came in to play right field following Ellsbury's exit. He has not hit for much power in the early going, but he is getting on base at a .370 clip so far which would allow him to score runs and steal bases at an impressive clip this season if he can keep up that pace.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 2 days ago

Ellsbury launched his first homer of the season, going 2-for-5 with an RBI in Friday's win over the Mets.

Ellsbury seems to be rounding into form as he's collected five hits in his past three games and has collected his first two RBI of the year in that span. The center fielder is always a threat on the base paths, so if he can add the power dimension back to his game then simply staying healthy would be the biggest concern.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 4 days ago

Ellsbury doubled, drew two walks, stole a base and scored twice in Thursday's win over the Tigers.

He accounted for both of the Yankees' runs, coming in on a balk and then a groundout. Ellsbury's power hasn't showed up yet (no homers and only one RBI so far) and he's been caught stealing three times, which is uncharacteristic, but he's still seeing the ball well and should again be one of the game's better speedsters if he can stay healthy.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 6 days ago

Ellsbury went 0-for-4 but added a stolen base and a run in Tuesday's win over the Tigers.

Hitting out of the leadoff spot, Ellsbury is hitting just .263 and has yet to drive in a run this season. Much of his value comes from his speed on the bases, so it would be encouraging to see him improve upon his 3-for-6 mark on steal attempts going forward.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 2 weeks ago

Ellsbury is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox,

This is rest after Friday's marathon 19-inning game, so check back to make sure he's in the lineup Sunday and he should be fine.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 3 weeks ago

Ellsbury got on base all four times up -- two singles and two walks -- and stole his first base of the season Wednesday against the Jays.

A nice, quick turnaround for Ellsbury after his Opening Day 0-for-4 effort. An oblique issue limited him toward the end of spring, but the speedy outfielder is looking healthy... for now.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 4 weeks ago

Ellsbury (oblique) is expected to return to Grapefruit League action Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

With Ellsbury holding up to five at-bats and five innings in the field on the minor league side Tuesday, manager Joe Girardi has gone ahead and penciled Ellsbury into the big-league lineup for Wednesday. Assuming the training staff doesn't step in last minute, Ellsbury will make his first Grapefruit League appearance since March 15. Despite the missed time, Ellsbury said he has no concern about being ready for Opening Day.