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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Yankees Injury Update: Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran likely out for season

By on 9/24/2014 05:00:00 PM

New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and designated hitter/right fielder Carlos Beltran aren't expected to return to the lineup for the rest of the season, reports Bryan Hoch of

Ellsbury hasn't played since Friday due to a sore hamstring. Various injuries impacted Ellsbury throughout the season, but still managed to appear in 149 games, his highest total since 2011.

The 31-year-old posted 3.6 WAR in the first year of a seven-year, $153 million megadeal.

Beltran also hasn't played since Friday and will undergo surgery to remove a bone spur in his right elbow. The recovery time is expected to be 12 weeks, meaning Beltran will have healed by spring training.

After signing a 3-year, $45 million contract with New York in the offseason, Beltran turned in a disappointing .233/.301/.402 line. Injuries limited Beltran to 109 games, most of which came at DH.

New York was eliminated from playoff contention on Wednesday, so it has little to lose by shutting down Ellsbury and Beltran. Both will be critical pieces of the Yankee lineup in 2015.  

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