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Boston Red Sox
2014 Avg.
Career Avg.
Name  Jacoby Ellsbury
Born  9/11/1983
Height  6-1
Weight  185
Number  22
Position  CF
Bats  L
Throws  L
4/5/2014 7:38:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has had back-to-back three-hit games at Toronto.
Insight: Ellsbury went 0-for-7 with two walks in the Yankees first series of the season at Houston. He already has three steals and three runs scored. Health is the only thing that could hold Ellsbury back from being a superb fantasy option this season.
4/3/2014 6:26:00 PM
Description: New York will be without center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury on Thursday night. SOURCE: Jorge Castillo, Newark Star-Ledger
Insight: Ellsbury dealt with a calf injury during spring training but this is just a routine off day. Brett Gardner is filling in at center field.
3/25/2014 5:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (calf) took six plate appearances in roughly 30 minutes in a minor league game Tuesday, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Ellsbury went 1-for-4 with two walks in his first action in 10 days. "The main thing is just seeing some pitches, getting timing," Ellsbury said. "I felt pretty good up there." Ellsbury's next step will be playing the field.
3/21/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury could be back in the lineup as early as Sunday. He's missed the last few days with an injured calf. SOURCE: Andy Martino, New York Daily News
Insight: His MRI came back clean so it looks like he's good to go. Ellsbury is 18th in our TSN fantasy rankings for 2014.
3/20/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: Jacoby Ellsbury's MRI came back negative. SOURCE: Dan Barbarisi, Wall Street Journal
Insight: Calf issues have sidelined Ellsbury for almost a week. The MRI was supposedly given as a precaution and Ellsbury is expected to return to the lineup later this weekend.
3/18/2014 5:38:00 PM
Description: New York center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury won't play in spring training games on Wednesday or Thursday. SOURCE: Bryan Hoch,
Insight: He's been out since Sunday with calf tightness. It sounds like the Yankees are just being extra cautious with their $153 million investment. Ellsbury should be a go for the start of the regular season.
3/16/2014 11:04:00 AM
Description: New York center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury will be out of the lineup for at least the next two games. SOURCE: Anthony McCarron, New York Daily News
Insight: He's dealing with some calf tightness. Ellsbury (.298, 9 HR, 53 RBI, 52 SB for Boston in 2013) has a reputation for being fragile, though this injury seems pretty minor. Hopefully he'll be back later in the week.
12/3/2013 9:02:00 PM
Description: The Yankees and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury have agreed to a seven-year, $153 million deal. SOURCE: Mark Feinsand, New York Daily News
Insight: So much for the Yankees shrinking their payroll. In the last two weeks, they've spent almost $240 million on two players (Ellsbury and Brian McCann). Ellsbury should do well in the Bronx and could be a 20-HR threat with the short porch out in right field. More importantly though, this leaves New York with almost no money left to spend on Robinson Cano. It will be interesting to see what teams go after Cano now that the Yankees are almost certainly out of the running for him.
11/27/2013 2:07:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Jim Bowden suspects free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury will re-sign with Boston.
Insight: If Ellsbury can get a seven-year deal from Washington or Texas, he'll take it. However, it's unlikely that any team would offer him that many years and Bowden seems to believe Ellsbury would be willing to give Boston at least a little bit of a hometown discount. If Boston decides the price to keep Ellsbury is too high, they'll probably opt to use Jackie Bradley in center field next season.
11/13/2013 9:49:00 PM
Description: Agent Scott Boras is using Carl Crawford's seven-year, $142 million deal as the benchmark for Jacoby Ellsbury's next contract. SOURCE: NESN
Insight: Somebody is bound to overpay for Ellsbury after his monster 2013 campaign (.298 AVG, 52 steals). According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, that price tag is a little too high for the Mariners, who claim they have "no interest" in Ellsbury. Feinsand mentioned the Cubs as a possible dark horse candidate in the Ellsbury sweepstakes.
10/19/2013 11:17:00 AM
Description: Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury faces off against Max Scherzer in Game 6, a pitcher he's had good success against in the past.
Insight: Ellsbury is 5-for-9 against him in the regular season though he went 0-for-2 against Scherzer in Game 2 last Saturday. Ellsbury has had a decent series with six hits in 19 at bats (.316 AVG).
10/13/2013 9:28:00 AM
Description: Boston outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is 5-for-9 (.556) with a home run and five RBI against Detroit right-hander Max Scherzer.
Insight: Ellsbury was a force in the Tampa Bay series (9-for-18 with seven runs scored), but couldn't do much against Detroit in the ALCS opener going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Perhaps this favorable matchup will help.
9/25/2013 8:03:00 PM
Description: According to the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo, Jacoby Ellsbury is going to play five innings in center field tonight against the Rockies.
Insight: Wednesday will be Ellsbury's first game in three weeks after missing time with a fractured foot. Jackie Bradley Jr. is the most likely candidate to replace Ellsbury in center field when he comes out of the game.
9/25/2013 6:05:00 PM
Description: Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has returned to the starting lineup.
Insight: He'll bat leadoff Wednesday against the Rockies. Ellsbury (.299, 8 HR, 52 RBI) had missed the last 16 games with a compression fracture in his right foot. It will be interesting to see if the injury affects Ellsbury on the base paths (52 steals on 56 attempts this season).
9/22/2013 11:04:00 AM
Description: The Red Sox are hoping center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury will be able to play Wednesday against Colorado. SOURCE: Michael Silverman, Boston Herald
Insight: He's missed the last 14 games with a fractured foot. The Red Sox have been using Shane Victorino and Jackie Bradley Jr. in center field in Ellsbury's absence.
9/20/2013 6:38:00 PM
Description: Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (foot) hit off a tee and threw Friday, according to Alex Speier of
Insight: He's missed most of September with a compression fracture in his right foot, but he might be back for the final series of the regular season.
9/18/2013 7:26:00 PM
Description: Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury said he's "very confident" that he'll be back before the end of the season. SOURCE: Associated Press
Insight: He's missed most of September with a compression fracture in his right foot. If Ellsbury (.299, 8 HR, 52 RBI, 52 SB) does come back it will only be for the last couple games. Fantasy owners can cut him loose at this point.
9/8/2013 5:58:00 PM
Description: Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has officially been diagnosed with a compression fracture in his right foot. SOURCE: Ian Browne,
Insight: The Red Sox are saying they still expect Ellsbury (.299, 8 HR, 52 RBI, 52 SB) to be back before the end of the season. That seems a little optimistic given the nature of his injury. Any fracture is serious and Ellsbury's value is largely contingent on speed, which will obviously be hindered by a foot injury. He's probably not worthy of a roster spot at this point.
9/7/2013 6:05:00 PM
Description: Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury's MRI showed inflammation in the navicular bone in his right foot. He has been placed in a walking boot and has returned to Boston for an examination to determine whether it is a bone bruise or fracture. SOURCE: Scott Lauber, Boston Herald
Insight: Red Sox manager John Farrell described the injury as potentially long term. "I don't think we're looking at something that's just day to day here," said Farrell. Dustin Pedroia had a navicular bone injury in 2010 and missed about three months and Cody Ross missed a month with the injury. However, GM Ben Cherington said Ellsbury's injury is "different" from the others."My understanding is there’s not a long-term concern here. It’s really about how do we best manage it over the course of the next several weeks, and hopefully he can play a lot in those several weeks," Cherington said. "I know he wants to play. We obviously want him to play. It's our hope that he'll be playing before too long." The Red Sox won't have a definitive timetable until Ellsbury is examined by team orthopedist Dr. Peter Asnis and foot specialist Dr. George Theodore.
9/7/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has apparently flown to Boston to get his foot checked out, according to reporter Jessica Moran, so it may be more serious than first thought.
Insight: Ellsbury aggravated a previous foot injury when he stole second base last night against New York and will likely miss Saturday and possibly Sunday as well.