60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
1 year ago

Ellsbury is out of the lineup for Friday's game against Milwaukee.

EDGE Analysis

Ellsbury takes a seat after starting the past seven games. In his place, Brett Gardner slides over to center while Clint Frazier mans left field for the series opener.

60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
1 year ago

Ellsbury is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Southpaw Carlos Rodon is on the hill for the White Sox, so manager Joe Girardi will give Ellsbury his first rest since he was activated from the disabled list two games ago. Ellsbury still looks set to occupy a near-everyday role in center field, but his at-bats will likely fall by the wayside once Aaron Hicks (oblique) returns from the DL.

60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
1 year ago

Ellsbury was reinstated from the 7-day concussion disabled list Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Ellsbury has been easing back into regular activities after suffering a brutal head injury when he collided with a wall in a late-May game against the Royals. The veteran outfielder has looked good in a rehab assignment at Triple-A, going 3-for-8 with two doubles over two games, and the scuffling Yankees could certainly use his bat back in the lineup. Ellsbury was hitting a respectable .281 with 14 RBI and eight stolen bases when he hit the DL and should return to his regular post in center field, especially with Aaron Hicks (oblique) landing on the 10-day DL.

60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
1 year ago

Ellsbury (concussion) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Dan Martin of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ellsbury was scheduled to play just five innings, and he went 1-for-3 while manning center field. The 33-year-old, now fully free of concussion symptoms, is set to continue his rehab assignment Sunday before shifting to Double-A Trenton at the start of the week. The club has yet to offer up a firm timetable for Ellsbury to be activated, but it now appears that will be coming sooner rather than later.

60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
1 year 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.

60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
1 year 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.

60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
1 year 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.

60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
1 year 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.

60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
1 year 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.

60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
1 year 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.