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Jacoby Ellsbury out Tuesday with hand issue

Apr 29, 2014, 6:24 PM EST

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Joel Sherman of the New York Post that outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury will sit out of Tuesday night’s series-opener against the visiting Mariners due to minor “hand pain.”

Ellsbury was run through a range of tests and they showed no structural damage. The hope is that he will be ready to go on Wednesday or Thursday.

Brett Gardner is starting in center field and Ichiro Suzuki is starting in left field Tuesday in New York versus Mariners right-hander Chris Young.

Ellsbury is batting .312/.369/.441 with eight stolen bases and 14 runs scored in 25 games this season after inking a seven-year, $153 million free agent contract with the Yankees in December.

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 29, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    If my memory is correct, Ellsbury has a history of injury problems.

  2. negaduck - Apr 29, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    what a wuss

  3. ez4u2sa - Apr 29, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Get used to it Yankee fans. Ellsbury may be talented but he is a china doll. If you get 120 games out him this season, you’ll be lucky.

    • aresachaela - Apr 29, 2014 at 7:09 PM

      We’ll be… LUCKY!!

      • dcarroll73 - Apr 30, 2014 at 12:45 AM

        Or as Pharell would say, “I’m happy if he plays 120 games; I’m happy if he bashes Red Sox; I’m happy if he plays in World Series; I’m happy…”

  4. johnnysoda - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Good thing the Yanks have enough outfield depth.

  5. Francisco (FC) - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    Minor hand pain eh? There’s a juvenile joke in there somewhere about Ellsbury not dating enough.

    • proudlycanadian - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:31 PM

      lets not go all harry

      • aresachaela - Apr 29, 2014 at 8:43 PM

        Good times good times… Not XD!!

      • dcarroll73 - Apr 30, 2014 at 12:47 AM

        Just until you need glasses.

    • playball - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:47 PM

      Thanks, Francisco. I think you might have opened the floodgates.

      I think Ellsbury will handle himself differently in the future.

      • playball - Apr 29, 2014 at 9:47 PM

        I’m thanking you for the laugh.

  6. face21000x - Apr 30, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    …and it begins

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