New York Yankees: Jacoby Ellsbury Returns To Lineup For Middle Game
Kim Klement-USATSI

New York Yankees’ centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is back in the lineup against the Rays after missing time with a knee injury. 

After colliding with the wall at Fenway Park and suffering a right knee bone bruise, Jacoby Ellsbury is back in the New York Yankees‘ lineup.

“This time of year, in that type of game, you want to make every play possible,” Ellsbury told Newsday.

New York, who currently sits 3.5 games out of the second Wild Card spot, could really use a guy that slapped three home runs with an OPS of .878 prior to being hurt on Saturday afternoon.

“It kills me not playing,” Ellsbury also told Newsday. “I want to play as soon as possible, and hopefully that’s Wednesday.”

In his place, Mason Williams received reps in center over the last two days. The 25-year old call-up went 3-for-8 with a double and two runs scored in those days. He is starting in right field against Alex Cobb.


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