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Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury will start Saturday

By on 3/29/2014 08:30:00 AM

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi plans to write Jacoby Ellsbury's name in to the lineup for Saturday's Spring finale against the Miami Marlins.  Ellsbury has been hampered since mid-March with a hamstring issue but it appears he is getting healthy.  Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets:

While Ellsbury has been active in games during the second half of Spring Training, he hasn't appeared in any major league game.  He's had a subpar Spring at the plate, hitting just .174 in his twenty-three at-bats.  He would have likely gotten better as the Spring progressed but the hamstring issue really slowed down that progress.

Giradi plans to have Ellsbury in the Opening Day lineup if today's game goes well.  He's projected to be the leadoff hitter for the Yankees after signing a seven-year, $153 million contract in the winter.  Ellsbury is not new to being injured, he's been hampered by injuries his entire career.  A veteran of seven seasons in the majors, he's only played more than 75 games in a season four times.  Stay tuned to Sports Injury Alert for any future updates on Ellsbury's condition.

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