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.
Manager Aaron Boone said Ellsbury (oblique) is still going through baseball activities at extended spring training, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. Boone added that Ellsbury was "fairly healthy," but went on to say that he thinks the veteran outfielder is still a little ways off from getting into game action. A more concrete timetable for his return will hopefully emerge once he's able to return to game action. Ellsbury isn't eligible to return from the 60-day DL until the end of May.
Manager Aaron Boone said Ellsbury (oblique) has been hitting and running, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. Boone also said that Ellsbury could get back into game action within the next 10 days, barring any setbacks. The veteran outfielder was transferred to the 60-day DL on Wednesday, so he won't be eligible to return until the end of May.