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Jacoby Ellsbury was seen in the clubhouse after Tuesday's game with his right calf wrapped but insisted it was just "maintenance."

It's notable because Ellsbury missed a few spring training games with tightness in the same calf. At this point it appears to be nothing to worry about, but it's something to keep an eye on going forward.

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Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in his return to Fenway Park, and the Yankees beat the Red Sox 9-3 on Tuesday.

Ellsbury was unfazed in his return to his former home, as he led off the game with a double and came around to score on a Derek Jeter single. Ellsbury collected two RBI of his own with another double in the fifth inning. The two-hit game was his third in his last five games, and the 30-year-old is batting .342 -- fourth-highest in the American League among qualified hitters -- thus far this season.

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Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Monday's win over the Orioles.

Ellsbury knocked in an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth with a single. He was caught stealing for the first time after the single, but replays showed Ellsbury was safe. Manager Joe Girardi did not request a review, however, leaving Ellsbury 3-for-4 in stolen base attempts to start the season.

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Jacoby Ellsbury is batting third for the Yankees in their home opener Monday against the Orioles.

The Yankees have adjusted their batting order in the wake of Mark Teixeira's hamstring injury. Brett Gardner is batting leadoff on Monday versus Baltimore.

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Jacoby Ellsbury is not Thursday's lineup against the Astros.

No word about a possible recurrence of his calf issues, so it sounds like he's just getting a breather. Brett Gardner will start in center field while Alfonso Soriano plays left and Ichiro Suzuki gets a start in right. Carlos Beltran will DH.

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Friday that the plan is for Jacoby Ellsbury (calf) to start the team's spring training finale on Saturday.

It's a good sign that there are no worries about Ellsbury's availability for Opening Day, as they couldn't backdate a potential DL stint if he plays Saturday. The outfielder has been nursing a tight right calf since the middle of the month but has played a handful of minor league games with no issues.

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Jacoby Ellsbury (calf) will play in a minor league game Friday.

There was some thought that he could return to Grapefruit League action, but the Yankees want to be protected in case they have to make a backdated disabled list move. The feeling, though, is that Ellsbury will be ready to roll on Opening Day next Tuesday in Houston.

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Jacoby Ellsbury (calf) could play in the Yankees' Grapefruit League game against the Marlins on Friday.

Ellsbury has been playing in minor league games as he works his way back from tweaking his right calf earlier in camp, and he'll play in another minor league game Thursday. Assuming that goes well, the center fielder could see spring training game action Friday. "I think he will be ready [for Opening Day], as long as he's feeling good and he's healthy," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said.

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Jacoby Ellsbury (calf) went 1-for-4 with a walk in a minor league game Wednesday.

Ellsbury also played five innings in center field and reported no issues with his right calf. He should be 100 percent for the start of the 2014 regular season.

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Jacoby Ellsbury (calf) took six plate appearances in a minor league game Tuesday.

Ellsbury, sidelined for over a week with right calf tightness, had a single and two walks. The high-priced outfielder was encouraged by how he felt and believes he'll have no trouble being ready for Opening Day.