3 months ago

Ellsbury will start in center field and bat ninth Sunday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

With Aaron Hicks succumbing to another oblique injury that resulted in his placement on the disabled list earlier Sunday, Ellsbury looks poised to reclaim an everyday role since he had been the team's only healthy outfielder on the bench. The prospect of regular at-bats should give Ellsbury some appeal in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues where available, but those banking on the 33-year-old to return to vintage form should temper expectations. He's suffering through one of the worst seasons of his career in 2017, contributing a .245/.321/.387 line over 307 plate appearances.