OUTJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
6 months ago

Ellsbury (oblique, hip) received a cortisone shot Tuesday and expects to resume baseball activities Friday, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ellsbury was close to returning from his oblique strain but then suffered a hip injury as well. He's still a few days from resuming baseball activities and presumably won't be ready to play for at least a little while after that. When he does return, it will likely be in a bench role unless yet another Yankee outfielder goes down with an injury.

OUTJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
6 months ago

Ellsbury (oblique) will see a hip specialist in New York on Friday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

The embattled outfielder seemed to be nearing a return to action earlier in the week, but a hip injury has complicated matters. A timetable for his return should emerge once the findings of the specialist are found, though it seems like he will be out at least another week.

OUTJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
7 months ago

Ellsbury (oblique) has been shut down in his rehab program after incurring an apparent hip injury, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Yankees initially hoped that their veteran center fielder would be able to return from the disabled list Thursday, but any chance of that has now disappeared. Ellsbury currently figures to only be held back a couple of days with this setback, but given his injury history, it's tough to expect he'll be back in a timely manner. Manager Aaron Boone disclosed that he expects Aaron Hicks (ribs) to be back before Ellsbury, so once he is healthy, Ellsbury will likely return to a bench role.

OUTJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
7 months ago

Ellsbury (oblique) will be eligible to return from the 10-day disabled list prior to Thursday's game against Baltimore, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

General manager Brian Cashman said that Ellsbury has been receiving at-bats in minor-league games in Tampa but has not played a full nine innings or appeared in back-to-back days at this point. Cashman also admitted that the club is speeding up Ellsbury's timeline now that Aaron Hicks (ribs) also landed on the disabled list. There will likely be a definitive answer to Ellsbury's return date early next week.

OUTJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
7 months ago

Ellsbury (oblique) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

This had already been reported, but the move was made official on Opening Day. Ellsbury is expected back in mid-to-late April. In the meantime, Aaron Hicks appears poised for everyday work in center field, and he will likely remain a borderline everyday player even when Ellsbury is activated.

OUTJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
7 months ago

Ellsbury (oblique) will officially begin the season on the disabled list, Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

General manager Brian Cashman confirmed the news with Ellsbury just being able to get back into Grapefruit League action Thursday. The outfielder has been dealing with an oblique issue since the start of March, but all signs point to him being back in action around mid-April.

OUTJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
7 months ago

Ellsbury (oblique) went 0-for-2 with a walk in Thursday's spring game against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder also played four innings in center field. Ellsbury is still expected to begin the season on the disabled list, but it's good to see him ramping up his activity without issue. He appears to be on track for a mid-April return.

OUTJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
7 months ago

Ellsbury (oblique) will participate in batting practice Wednesday and play in a Grapefruit League contest against the Twins on Thursday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ellsbury took part in a full workout Tuesday and will continue to ramp up activity before camp breaks next week. The outfielder is on track to begin the year on the disabled list, but should be able to join the team in mid-April. Thursday will mark the first time he's played in a spring game since the beginning of March.

OUTJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
7 months ago

Yankees manager Aaron Boone confirmed that Ellsbury (oblique) would put in a full workout Tuesday, Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Yankees had been planning to run Ellsbury through some drills Sunday or Monday, but those plans were tabled after the outfielder dealt with a fever. Though Ellsbury is no longer ill, his lack of activity since sustaining a oblique strain earlier this month will result in him opening the season on the disabled list. Ellsbury is hopeful to play before the Grapefruit League schedule ends and is expected to stick around at extended spring training to continue his rehab. He could be ready to join the Yankees at some point in April.

OUTJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
7 months ago

Ellsbury (oblique) is unlikely to be ready by Opening Day, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ellsbury has been out since the start of March with a strained oblique. He's returning to hitting within a few days but is not likely to have enough time to get up to speed by the start of the season. Whether that means that he'll start on the disabled list or just miss a game or two is not yet clear.