General manager Brian Cashman said Ellsbury (hip) is "due to be healthy in spring training" but stopped short of saying he would be ready for Opening Day, Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reports. This statement implies that Ellsbury is tentatively scheduled resume baseball activities prior to spring training, but obviously with the outfielder's past injury history it's hard to guarantee his status five-plus months in advance. Ellsbury underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn left labrum in early August and failed to play in a single game in 2018.
Ellsbury underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his left hip Monday. The surgery, which was performed to a repair a torn labrum, carries a recovery time of six months, which will definitively rule Ellsbury out for the season but leave him ready to go in time for spring training next year. The veteran outfielder will end up not appearing in a single game this season.
Manager Aaron Boone said Ellsbury (back, hip) has yet to resume baseball activities, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. Boone added that he's "hopeful" Ellsbury will be able to return this season, though he refused to put a potential timetable on that return. The veteran outfielder has been sidelined all season thanks to a combination of oblique, back and hip issues. Given the length of his absence, Ellsbury will essentially need to go through an entire spring training once he finally resumes baseball activities.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Sunday that Ellsbury (back, hip) is preparing to "ramp up" to baseball activities after the outfielder received positive news when he was examined by a back specialist last week, David Lennon of Newsday reports. Ellsbury opened the season on the disabled list after suffering a strained right oblique in spring training, but it's a combination of back and hip issues that have slowed him since April. Considering Ellsbury has yet to play in even a minor-league rehab game this season, he'll essentially need to go through spring training all over again once he initiates baseball activities. It thus seems unlikely that Ellsbury will be activated from the 60-day DL until shortly before the All-Star break at the earliest.
Ellsbury (hip) is expected to begin baseball activities in the near future, Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reports. Ellsbury continues to make slow progress as he works his way back to full health. He still appears to be a ways off from returning to game action, although it's good news that he's almost ready to be cleared for all baseball activities.