Yankees News: Jacoby Ellsbury Shut Down with Hip Injury; Aaron Hicks Progressing

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistApril 3, 2018

FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 22: Jacoby Ellsbury #22 of the New York Yankees in action during the spring training game between the Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees at Hammond Stadium on March 22, 2018 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by B51/Mark Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jacoby Ellsbury
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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters Tuesday that outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has been shut down because of "a little hip thing" and will remain on the disabled list, according to WFAN's Sweeny Murti

Ellsbury was initially placed on the 10-day disabled list on March 29 with a right oblique strain and would have been eligible to be activated this week had he not suffered a setback.   

Boone added that Aaron Hicks, who hit the 10-day DL one game into the regular season because of an intercostal muscle strain, is progressing and should return in short order. 

The Yankees are also dealing with injuries to several other outfielders. 

Clint Frazier was diagnosed with a concussion in late February, and lingering symptoms have kept him on the disabled list through the start of the regular season. 

On Tuesday, Boone said Frazier has been running the bases and tracking pitches and is "hopefully very close" to making his return, per MLB.com's Bryan Hoch

On top of that, promising youngster Billy McKinney was placed on the disabled list March 31 with a left shoulder sprain after he crashed into the outfield wall at Rogers Centre trying to make a catch against the Toronto Blue Jays

For now, Boone figures to roll with Giancarlo Stanton in left field, Brett Gardner in center and Aaron Judge in right with Tyler Austin and Miguel Andjuar splitting designated hitting duties.