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UPDATE: Hot-hitting Jacoby Ellsbury out Saturday with ankle injury

Aug 30, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

Jacoby Ellsbury AP AP

UPDATE: According to David Waldstein of the New York Times, Ellsbury is not in today’s lineup.

10:06 a.m. ET: Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury stayed hot last night by going 2-for-5 with a homer, a triple, and two RBI against the Blue Jays, but he injured his left ankle on a slide into home plate in the ninth inning.

Ellsbury hurt the ankle by sliding into the leg of catcher Dioner Navarro. He was originally ruled safe on the play, but the call was overturned on a challenge. Ellsbury had a flouroscope that came back negative on the ankle, but he was limping around after the game and Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Bryan Hoch of that he might not be available today.

“His ankle is sore,” Girardi said. “He hurt his ankle. I’m not sure what he’s going to be for us [Saturday]. I can’t tell you that he’s going to play. It’s frustrating because he’s playing so well. We’ll have to wait and see.”

Ellsbury has been on fire of late, hitting .455 (20-for-44) with four homers, one triple, one double, 11 RBI, and six stolen bases over his last 11 games.

  1. VIVIMETALIUM - Aug 30, 2014 at 10:50 AM

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  2. irishlad19 - Aug 30, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    That’s the injury-prone Jacoby we came to know in Boston; gets hot, then goes down.

    • tmc602014 - Aug 30, 2014 at 4:54 PM

      Oh, me lad, why is it the only ex-Sox ever remembered fondly are the ones who stayed there forever? The outpouring of good cheer for Lester is going to disappear when he signs with someone else in December.

  3. irishlad19 - Aug 30, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Many ex-BoSox are appreciated when they go elsewhere, including Ellsbury, for their contributions in Boston.
    He was also injury-prone, often when he was on a productive streak. Not a put-down, just a statement of fact.

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