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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.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 3 Months

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.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 3 Months

Ellsbury (ankle) took batting practice and ran the bases prior to Sunday's game, Jack Curry of YES Network reports.

Ellsbury will be held out of the lineup Sunday, but he reportedly didn't look to be favoring his ankle while taking part in the pregame activities, suggesting he could be available off the bench. The Yankees could exercise caution and deem Ellsbury unusable in the final game of the series, but with an open date in the schedule Monday, there's a good chance the center fielder will be cleared to resume regular duties Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 3 Months

Ellsbury (ankle) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports.

Ellsbury's absence for a second straight game comes as little surprise, after manager Joe Girardi said Saturday night that he'd be "shocked" if the outfielder were able to play the next day. To cover for his absence, the Yankees will move Brett Gardner over to center field, with Zelous Wheeler joining the lineup as the left fielder. The Yankees hope to have Ellsbury back in time for Tuesday's series opener with the Red Sox.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 3 Months

Manager Joe Girardi said after Saturday's loss in Toronto that he'd be "shocked" if Ellsbury was able to play Sunday, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

Ellsbury initially injured his left ankle in the ninth inning Friday during a slide into home plate, which kept him out Saturday and likely Sunday as well. With an off day Monday, Girardi appears to be hoping that three days of rest is enough time for Ellsbury to assume regular duty in center field and the leadoff spot Tuesday versus the Red Sox.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 3 Months

Ellsbury (ankle) is not in the starting lineup Saturday, Jack Curry of YES Network reports.

Brett Gardner will lead off and play center field Saturday in Ellsbury's absence. Consider him day-to-day until the Yankees provide further details regarding the extent of his injury.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 3 Months

Ellsbury hurt his left ankle in Friday's game while sliding into home during the ninth inning. He underwent further tests after the game, and the results came back negative, Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News reports.

Ellsbury should be considered day-to-day, but he was spotted with his ankle wrapped following the test and sporting a noticeable limp. The tests Friday night were performed with a fluoroscope, so it's unclear if the Yankees will want Ellsbury to undergo any further tests.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 3 Months

Ellsbury shined for the Yankees Monday, going 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBI.

Ellsbury has been hitting the ball well lately, collecting 14 hits in his last 32 at-bats. The Yankees' big free agent splash has held his own in the Bronx this season, hitting .280 with 11 home runs and 35 stolen bases.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 3 Months

Ellsbury (general soreness) is back in the lineup Monday in Kansas City, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

Ellsbury's beat-up body was slated to receive a day off Sunday, but instead, he entered in the seventh inning to cover center, which he'll handle Monday as well. He's put together a productive seven-game stretch, during which he's hit .370 (10-for-27) with three RBI, two runs scored, and four stolen bases.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF NYY 3 Months

Manager Joe Girardi acknowledged Ellsbury is "pretty beat up," MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports. As a result, Ellsbury will be held out of Sunday's lineup against the White Sox.

The combination of Ellsbury's general body soreness and left-hander Chris Sale on the mound for the White Sox were enough to convince manager Joe Girardi to give his $153 million outfielder a day off. Whatever physical issue Ellsbury is dealing with doesn't seem to be overly severe, making him a relatively safe lineup play during the upcoming week's slate of games.