7DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
20 hours ago

Ellsbury (concussion) has cleared concussion protocol and will set out on a rehab assignment soon, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ellsbury recently took batting practice Thursday and has felt good without any affects of the concussion that has sidelined him since May 24. The outfielder has missed nearly a month of action now, but the Yankees will still remain cautious with Ellsbury, especially with Aaron Hicks proving to be a viable fill-in. There should be information on Ellsbury's rehab stint within the next couple days.

7DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
1 day ago

Ellsbury (concussion) participated in a full batting practice Thursday, the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's the second straight day the center fielder has been able to take batting practice, and Ellsbury reported feeling good and symptom-free after the two sessions. The 33-year-old has been sidelined for a month at this point, so even once the team's doctors determine he's back in game-shape, he'll likely have to embark on a brief rehab stint before being activated.

7DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
3 days ago

Ellsbury (concussion) said Wednesday that he was feeling well and hasn't experienced any renewed headaches, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ellsbury wasn't able to take batting practice as anticipated Wednesday, but it doesn't sound like it's a result of any unexpected setback and he may still be able to perform the activity later in the week. The outfielder could head out on a rehab assignment soon after he resumes batting practice and may be ready to rejoin the Yankees by early July, though no official timetable has been established. Ellsbury will have to settle for a reserve role upon returning after manager Joe Girardi made a commitment to Aaron Hicks as the team's everyday center fielder.

7DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
4 days ago

Ellsbury (concussion) is expected to take batting practice with the team Wednesday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a good sign, as the veteran outfielder has hit seemingly every roadblock in his return from a concussion sustained in late May. No timetable for his return exists, but his status should become clearer once it's known how he responded to the return to activity.

7DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
2 weeks ago

Ellsbury (concussion) is set to work out with Double-A Trenton this week but is not yet ready for game action, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

This means that Ellsbury will not make the trip for the Yankees' upcoming west coast swing that begins Monday in Anaheim. The Yankees are taking a cautious approach with Ellsbury as he continues to deal with concussion symptoms that have kept him out since late-May. Aaron Hicks figures to be New York's primary center fielder until Ellsbury is ready to return.

7DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
2 weeks ago

Ellsbury (concussion) was able to lightly ride an exercise bike Thursday, George A. King of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's an encouraging development after Ellsbury had been completely shutdown from any activity earlier in the week, but the Yankees brass were quick to downplay the notion that he may be turning a corner in his recovery. Concussions are always difficult to forecast and the 32-year-old was still dealing with symptoms as of Tuesday, so he'll need to ramp up the level of physical activity significantly from Thursday's session before proving he's ready to return to game action.

7DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
3 weeks ago

Manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that Ellsbury continues to experience concussion symptoms and remains without a timetable for a return, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Recover timetables for concussion can often vary wildly in length, so until Ellsbury is able to resume working out, it will be tough to pinpoint when exactly he'll be able to return from the disabled list. Aaron Hicks has settled in as the Yankees' primary center fielder while Ellsbury has been out, and has probably performed well enough this season to warrant at least semi-regular at-bats even once Ellsbury is activated. With the uncertain return date and the specter of potentially sitting a couple times per week once he's back, Ellsbury is beginning to look like a drop candidate in shallower leagues.

7DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
3 weeks ago

Ellsbury (concussion) is dealing with headaches again and he has been shut down, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

He will see a neurologist on Monday, and will not be able to partake in any rehab or baseball-related activities until he is symptom-free. This sounds like it could turn into an extended absence for Ellsbury, who has been out since May 24. Aaron Hicks, who is hitting .337/.443/.570 with four home runs and five steals since the start of May, should continue to start in center field most nights for the foreseeable future.

7DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
3 weeks ago

Ellsbury (concussion) took batting practice Friday, although there's a good chance he won't be able to return to action during the weekend series with the Blue Jays, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Yankees originally made it seem like Ellsbury could return as soon as Friday, although they now appear to be taking things slowly with the veteran outfielder. If he stays out all weekend, New York has an off day Monday, meaning that Ellsbury would effectively get an extra day to prep for a potential return to action Tuesday. Until things become clearer on this front, Aaron Hicks should continue to get the bulk of the playing time in center field.

7DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
3 weeks ago

Ellsbury (concussion) will travel with the team to Toronto but will not play Thursday, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ellsbury hasn't been cleared to play yet, but the fact that he's traveling with the team suggests he's close to a return. The Yankees will play the Blue Jays in a four-game series starting Thursday, so look for Ellbsury to return Friday at the earliest.