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November 20, 2019 10:08 PM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Cut by Yankees
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellsbury (foot) was released by the Yankees on Wednesday.

Ellsbury hasn't seen game action since 2017 and the Yankees have been unable to provide any updates about his status for 2020, so it's not a major surprise to see the team opting to move on despite the associated cost. The 36-year-old was set to receive $21 million next season, and the move also requires a $5 million buyout. He originally signed a seven-year, $153 million deal in December 2013 and posted a .716 OPS in 520 games with New York. At this point it's unclear if Ellsbury will play professional baseball again, but he certainly won't be doing so for the Yankees.

October 24, 2019 01:52 PM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Status uncertain for next season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellsbury (foot/hip) has an uncertain playing status for the 2020 season, Randy Miller of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Ellsbury has not played since 2017, and general manager Brian Cashman said that he is "not in a position health wise" to know whether he will be an option for the team in 2020. The 36-year-old is unlikely to play for the Yankees again despite having one year remaining on his contract.

September 8, 2019 02:48 AM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Will not play in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellsbury (foot/hip) has not resumed baseball activities and has no shot of playing this season, Randy Miller of reports.

Ellsbury worked out indoors Friday but has not progressed to baseball activities and will not return to the field this season. The 35-year-old has not played since 2017 and is unlikely to don a Yankees uniform again despite having one year remaining on his $153 million contract.

August 11, 2019 12:28 PM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Slowly progressing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellsbury (foot/hip) is moving toward full workouts, Bryan Hoch of reports.

He has dealt with several injuries this year, including plantar fasciitis and most recently a hip issue that slowed him in his rehab. Ellsbury is without a timetable to return and has not yet progressed to baseball activities.

June 30, 2019 04:40 PM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Not cleared for on-field work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Brian Cashman said Sunday that Ellsbury (foot) continues to rehab at the Yankees' spring-training faciltiy in Tampa but has yet to resume on-field work, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. "He's still in the physical-therapy mode," Cashman said.

The Yankees have provided few updates on Ellsbury's condition in the past few months and aren't realistically expecting him to contribute in 2019. Ellsbury, 35, hasn't appeared in even a minor-league rehab game since 2017 and has been written off as a sunk cost in the sixth season of his seven-year, $153 million deal. Stashing Ellsbury on the 60-day injured list will at least allow the Yankees to earn about 75 percent of his contract back via insurance as long as he remains idle.

June 3, 2019 05:00 PM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Setback related to shoulder
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellsbury (foot) had his rehab program shut down in late April after he developed a shoulder injury, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.

Ellsbury is believed to be fully recovered from the left hip surgery he required last August, but he reported late to spring training after experiencing plantar fasciitis in his foot. He was able to do some light running shortly after arriving, but Ellsbury never received clearance for baseball activities after the shoulder issue interfered with his rehab. Now nearly 20 months removed from his last major-league action and with his rehab program on pause, Ellsbury appears unlikely to return from the 60-day injured list until after the All-Star break, if at all.

April 21, 2019 11:40 AM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Setbacks in rehab
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellsbury (foot) has had "some things" pop up in his rehab in Tampa that haven't allowed him to progress to baseball activities, according to manager Aaron Boone, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

It doesn't sound like Ellsbury, who is already on the 60-day injured list, is anywhere close to returning. The Yankees have been hit hard by the injury bug in the early going, and will be giving opportunities to less proven players in the short term.

April 16, 2019 11:00 AM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Shifts to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Yankees transferred Ellsbury (foot) to the 60-day injured list Tuesday.

Ellsbury was a late arrival to spring training and has remained at the Yankees' facility in Tampa for the past month while he continues to work back from an extended absence due to plantar fasciitis. The most recent reports have suggested that Ellsbury's return to game action isn't imminent, so the Yankees' decision to move him to the 60-day IL -- which effectively rules him out until late May -- isn't unexpected. The transaction will clear a spot on the 40-man roster for first baseman Mike Ford, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move.

April 4, 2019 12:52 PM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: No notable progress in recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Aaron Boone said Thursday that Ellsbury (foot) is running and doing other light activities at extended spring training, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.

In other words, Ellsbury hasn't taken a notable step forward in his recovery since the Yankees reported north for the start of the season. After missing all of the 2018 campaign, Ellsbury will likely require a few more weeks -- at the very least -- to complete a full range of baseball activities and face live pitching before the Yankees outline a concrete rehab assignment for him. He remains unlikely to handle a meaningful role for the big club if or when he's activated from the 10-day injured list.

March 29, 2019 12:36 AM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Shifts to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Yankees officially placed Ellsbury (foot) on the 10-day injured list Thursday.

Ellsbury is one of six Yankees who will open the season on the IL as the team set its roster ahead of Thursday's opener against the Orioles. The veteran outfielder will remain at extended spring training while he continues to recover from a bout of plantar fasciitis and is without a clear timeline to return from the IL. Once activated, Ellsbury is likely to serve as little more than a fourth or fifth outfielder and probably won't be guaranteed much more than a start or two per week.

March 18, 2019 02:44 PM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Reports to spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellsbury (foot) has joined the Yankees at their spring training complex, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.

Ellsbury has done his rehab work from home up to this point, but it was announced earlier this month that he was expected to join the club this weekend, and it turns out he will do that as expected. According to Bryan Hoch of, Ellsbury is only hitting off a tee and throwing from short distances, so it's unlikely he will be ready to go by Opening Day.

March 6, 2019 04:48 PM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Rejoining team in mid-March
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday that Ellsbury (foot) will resume his rehab at the Yankees' spring training facility in Tampa around March 16 and 17, Coley Harvey of reports.

Since it was clear prior to spring training that Ellsbury's bout with plantar fasciitis would keep him unavailable for Opening Day, the Yankees have allowed him to conduct the initial phases of his rehab program at home. Ellsbury, who recently resumed running on flat ground, should get the green light to incorporate more baseball activities into his regimen once he reports to camp next weekend. Once healthy, the 35-year-old is unlikely to see regular at-bats with the Yankees, who are surely eager to unload Ellsbury and the nearly $50 million remaining on his contract.

March 1, 2019 03:40 PM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Assessment coming soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellsbury (foot) will be evaluated in about a week, at which point the Yankees will decide if he should come to Tampa to participate in baseball activities, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Plantar fasciitis has so far kept Ellsbury away from camp, and his odds of getting up to speed by Opening Day after missing all of 2018 appear slim at best. The Yankees likely don't expect much if anything from the injury-prone outfielder this season, though more details should become clear following the evaluation.

February 16, 2019 01:52 PM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Unlikely to be ready by Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellsbury (foot) is expected to open the season on the Injured List, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

A long list of injuries kept Ellsbury off the field for the entirety of 2018, and 2019 hasn't started any better. Plantar fasciitis has prevented him from reporting to camp, and the team doesn't believe he'll be able to ramp up in time for the start of the season, as he remains unable to run on flat ground. Given Ellsbury's struggles staying on the field, the Yankees will likely be treating anything they get from him as an unexpected surprise this season.

February 13, 2019 03:32 PM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Arrival delayed by foot issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellsbury isn't expected to report to spring training until March due to problems with his plantar fascia, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

While Ellsbury is said to be completely past the hip injury that hampered him last season, a new issue appears to have cropped up. It's unclear how severe the issue is or whether or not it will put Ellsbury's status for Opening Day in jeopardy. Even if he is healthy, Ellsbury will likely be merely the fourth outfielder.

October 17, 2018 04:16 PM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Should be healthy for spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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.

August 7, 2018 02:32 PM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Done for season after hip surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 24, 2018 04:04 PM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Yet to resume baseball activities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellsbury (hip) said Monday that he hasn't been cleared to resume baseball activities and doesn't know when that date will come. The outfielder reiterated that returning this season is "still the plan" but understands time is running out on the 2018 campaign, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Ellsbury has yet to play in a professional game this season after opening the year on the disabled list due to a right oblique strain he suffered in spring training. According to manager Aaron Boone, he was expected to "ramp up" to baseball activities in mid-June, but that clearly hasn't occurred. At this point, there remains no timetable for Ellsbury's return and it's looking more and more likely that he will not play a fundamental role for the Yankees this year.

June 20, 2018 05:56 PM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Still not cleared for baseball activities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Aaron Boone said Ellsbury (back, hip) has yet to resume baseball activities, Bryan Hoch of 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.

June 18, 2018 09:24 PM
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Preparing to 'ramp up' activity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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Madras, OR
New York Yankees
Oregon State
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2011: AL Gold Glove-CF