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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Yankees Injury Update: Jacoby Ellsbury has no damage to ankle

By on 8/30/2014 06:30:00 AM

In Friday night's victory over the the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury injured his ankle in the ninth inning and may be unavailable as the series continues. 
David Waldstein reported that X-Rays were negative and showed no major damage to the ankle.
This is exactly what the Yankees needed to hear considering that they are seven games back of the division lead and looking to get back in control of the second wild card spot.

While he has been able to stay relatively healthy this season, he has battled injury his entire career. With 129 games already played this season, Ellsbury is on pace to have played in his most games since his best season of 2011.

This year he has batted .285 with 13 home runs and  62 RBIs.   He was signed away from the Boston Red Sox this offseason to be a leader both in the clubhouse and in the field.  If they are going to have any chance to make a run and give Derek Jeter one last October, they need Ellsbury back on the field at full strength as soon as possible.

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