Jacoby Ellsbury Injury: Updates on Yankees Star's Knee and Return

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist

Apr 13, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) throws during warm up for the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
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New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was forced to exit the team's May 19 game against the Washington Nationals with a knee injury and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. He returned to the lineup on July 8 against the Oakland Athletics, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reported.

This season, Ellsbury has battled through oblique and hip ailments. He's been great when healthy enough to play, boasting a .324/.412/.372 slash line with 14 stolen bases in 37 games. The problem is injuries have cost him more than half the season to date. 

Fortunately for the Bronx Bombers, they have were able to get by while Ellsbury was sidelined. The Yankees lead the American League East with a 44-39 record thus far, so adding Ellsbury back to the top of their order only helps them in their quest to make their first playoff run since 2012. 

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