Yankees' Dustin Ackley: Drives in two in win Tuesday
Another patchwork lineup by Joe Girardi.
Joe Girardi gave updates on the progress of both ailing veterans.
Jacoby Ellsbury tested his tight right hip on the bases before Wednesday night’s game with mixed results. The centerfielder, out since being removed from last
Yankees manager Joe Girardi viewed the disabled list as a last resort for Jacoby Ellsbury and his tight right hip. And after watching Ellsbury show some more progress while jogging on the base paths before Wednesday’s <a href="http://nypost.com/2016/05/11/michael-pineda-gets-hammered-as-yanks-get-back-to-losing/">7-3 loss to the Royals</a> at the Stadium, Girardi said the DL is the absolute last measure and he is hopeful about having the outfielder back this weekend. “He is making progress,” Girardi said of Ellsbury, who last played on Friday. “He is not ready to play. He is not running at enough of a percentage where I feel comfortable putting him in there.” Girardi said he would consider Ellsbury to pinch hit if “in a bind.” But while the DL seemed viable a few days ago, Girardi said he opposed the move. “Right now, I would say let’s wait a few more days and see if we can get him back this
You play regularly, you produce more consistently. Aaron Hicks is proof. In his first 18 games as a Yankee since coming over from the Twins in a trade for reserve catcher John Ryan Murphy, Hicks played mainly against lefties. He went 2-for-30. That’s OK if you’re a pitcher. Not so hot if you’re an outfielder. But recently, Hicks has gotten more of an opportunity, in part because of the hip injury suffered by Jacoby Ellsbury and has grabbed that chance. On Wednesday, in a <a href="http://nypost.com/2016/05/11/michael-pineda-gets-hammered-as-yanks-get-back-to-losing/">7-3 loss to the Royals</a> at Yankee Stadium, Hicks rapped out three hits in four at-bats to continue a seven-game surge. “For me, it’s just the opportunity that I’m getting to play every day, and I’ve been able to get consistent at-bats and I’ve been able to just relax, just swing and just play,” Hicks said before the game. “Go out
Yanks fell Wednesday night, 7-3
Ellsbury is making $21 million this sason
Jacoby Ellsbury, who has not played since injuring his right hip Friday, is still not well enough to play and could be out for a couple more days.