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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Yankees Injury Update: Jacoby Ellsbury exits with strained hamstring

By on 9/20/2014 06:00:00 AM

The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday by the score of 5-3. The win was the third straight for the Yankees, who improved to 79-74 on the season. With nine game remaining in the season, the Yankees are 4 1/2 games back in the wild card race. There was some bad news coming from Friday's game, as Jacoby Ellsbury left the game with a strained hamstring.

As reported by Dan Toman of, Ellsbury was diagnosed with a right hamstring strain after grounding into a fielder's choice in the fourth inning during Friday's game.  He is scheduled to undergo and MRI and although he's currently listed as day-to-day, manager Joe Girardi said there's a possibility that Ellsbury will miss the final nine games of the season.

Ellsbury, in his eighth Major League season, is batting .271 with 16 home runs, 70 RBI and 39 stolen bases this season.  Ellsbury's best season was in 2011 when he hit .321 with 32 home runs and 105 RBI. In 863 career games with the Red Sox and Yankees, Ellsbury has a batting average of .292 wit 80 home runs, 381 RBI and 280 stolen bases.

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