Sunday, August 31, 2014

Quick Hit: Ellsbury Likely Out Today As Well

Jacoby Ellsbury injured his ankle sliding into home during the Yankees victory on Friday night over the Toronto Blue Jays. Ellsbury was sent for tests on the left ankle and all the tests came back negative thankfully for Ellsbury and the Yankees. Ellsbury has been seen walking around in the clubhouse ever since with a limp although he did play the bottom of the ninth in center field after the injury so it must be not serious.

This is pure speculation on my part but I don't believe that Ellsbury will be in the lineup this afternoon in the finale with Toronto. Ellsbury has played a ton this season and with it being this late in the season I can see the Yankees and Joe Girardi being overly cautious with Ellsbury. With the Yankees off tomorrow and traveling home to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday I could see Girardi giving Ellsbury one more day plus the off day to hopefully completely knock out the problem.

The Yankees need Ellsbury in that lineup in the worst way if the team is serious about making the postseason this year so let's all hold our collective breathes and hope that Ellsbury and his ankle are okay. If not, the season is likely over.

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