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Ellsbury will likely hit first or second in the lineup this season.

Ellsbury has typically served as a leadoff hitter in his career, amassing a .290/.342/.432 line from the top spot, but was forced to hit third much of last season due to injuries to the club's typical power hitters. He was still a threat on the base paths last year with 39 steals in 44 attempts, but if he's leading off he could come closer to the 50-steal mark his reached three times already. While Ellsbury has more experience hitting first, manager Joe Girardi indicated that he could elect to slot him in second behind Brett Gardner.

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Ellsbury (hamstring) is out for the rest of the season, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

After missing the past few games with a strained hamstring, the Yankees have decided to shut Ellsbury down for the remainder of the season. Though he missed the last few weeks of the season, Ellsbury posted his best season since 2009, hitting 16 home runs and swiping 39 bases.

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Manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday that Ellsbury (hamstring) is doubtful to return over the final few days of the season, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

With Ellsbury still not able to take part in any baseball activities while he misses his fifth straight game Wednesday, it appears the Yankees are content to shut him down the rest of the way. Although it seems unlikely that we'll ever see Ellsbury return to the 32-homer, 39-steal level we saw from him with Boston in 2011, he'll still likely warrant a high selection in fantasy drafts in 2015, even if his steal numbers predictably decline in his thirties. Ellsbury still managed to steal 39 bases in 44 attempts, while also providing moderate power production atop the order.

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Ellsbury (hamstring) took part in some light exercises Tuesday but still has not progressed to any baseball activities, MLB.com reports.

Manager Joe Girardi said last weekend that there was "a distinct possibility" the hamstring strain would end Ellsbury's season, but Ellsbury is still holding out hope that he can return. However, considering that there's just five games remaining in the regular season and Ellsbury still hasn't resumed baseball activities, it seems more likely we won't see him again until 2015.

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Ellsbury (hamstring) hopes to return before the end of the regular season, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

Ellsbury suffered the injury Friday night, and it was initially believed his season may be over. While that still may be the case, Ellsbury offered up the possibility of a return before the season's conclusion. For now, the team will likely run with Brett Gardner in center, with a mixture of Chris Young, Ichiro Suzuki and Carlos Beltran in the other two spots.

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Ellsbury (hamstring) is not in the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

A right hamstring strain forced Ellsbury from Friday's game and manager Joe Girardi said there "a distinct possibility" it ends his season. The 31-year-old Ellsbury was expected to undergo an MRI on Saturday morning, but the results have not been disclosed.

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Yankees' manager reports that there's "a distinct possibility" that Ellsbury (hamstring) doesn't return this season, Wallace Matthews of ESPN reports.

Ellsbury played in more games in 2014 (147), than he has since 2011 in which he played in 158 games. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, there is a distinct possibility that Ellsbury will be stranded at 147 for the season. Brett Gardner and Chris Young figures to see most of the center field duties for the rest of the season.

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Ellsbury left Friday's game with an apparent right hamstring injury, Mark Feinsand of New York Daily News reports.

Ellsbury was replaced in center field by Brett Gardner, who moved over from left field,, while Chris Young entered the game in left. At this point, Ellsbury should be considered day-to-day.

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Ellsbury (ankle) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Red Sox, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Ellsbury merely took one at-bat Sunday after injuring his left ankle on a slide into home plate during Friday's contest. He'll return to his typical spots in center field and the top of the order.

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Ellsbury (ankle) pinch-hit during Sunday's game, but will still undergo an MRI on his sprained left ankle, ESPN New York reports.

Ellsbury seemed fine after his brief appearance, but was replaced for a pinch-runner after reaching base. The Yankees have the day off Monday, so with an extra day of rest he may be able to return to the lineup Tuesday if nothing unexpected shows up on the MRI.