Latest Update Ellsbury won't play in Yanks' final two games Sat Sep, 27, 10:46 AM
A top athlete with supreme instincts on the basepaths, he's a constant steals threat. Very fast, he can run down almost anything in the outfield. Gets on base consistently thanks to a great eye, a sweet swing and patience. Also boasts some power.
Flaws: : Doesn't have much of a throwing arm from the outfield. Durability has been questioned at times in his career, as he's already endured some injury issues. Could stand to be a more consistent hitter against left-handed pitching.
Not a surprise here as Ellsbury has already missed the last seven games with his hamstring problem. The Yankees are just cutting their losses here in 2014 and will regroup in the offseason. Eury Perez in in center field Saturday.Analyst: Howard Bender
There's really no need to rush Ellsbury back before the end of the season, but he likely wants to be back on the field from a mental standpoint. He could DH or maybe play a bit in the field during the final couple of games, but there's no reason for the Yankees to risk a reinjury. Analyst: Ben Diamond
You have to admire Ellsbury's desire to get back on the field this season, but it seems rather pointless at this stage of the game. Fantasy owners should have already moved on from him and it's not like he's going to be so amazingly productive in such a short time that he'll be a difference-maker here at the end.Analyst: Howard Bender
Ellsbury suffered a hamstring strain on Friday and there was a shot that it would keep him out of the rest of the year. That being said, he's improving quickly and may return to the lineup some time late next week.Analyst: Ben Diamond