Newark Star-Ledger "Despite a rough start to his Yankees career, general manager Brian Cashman doesn't have a problem saying his club will rely heavily on center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury. "We're looking (for) and needing big things from him," Cashman told WFAN's Mike Francesa on Wednesday. "That's why we brought..." February 11
Girardi told Ellsbury, "You're going to be in this game" at some point. Girardi said that Ellsbury told the manager he would be ready.
Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees third baseman Chase Headley is out with back stiffness, he said. Headley said he would likely have been able to play Thursday, but added that the team figures it's best to get him rest before the stiffness potentially gets worse. headley said he wasn't particularly worried about the..." October 01
New York Post "Jacoby Ellsbury’s recent slide continued Sunday with another hitless afternoon in the Yankees 5-0 win over Toronto at the Stadium. The center fielder went 0-for-4 with a strikeout, which followed an ugly Saturday in which he didn’t get a hit in 10 at-bats. Overall, the $153 million leadoff..." September 14
New York Post "Jacoby Ellsbury’s injury woes continued Wednesday, when he sat out the Yankees’ homestand-closing matinee against the Astros due to a sore right hip. Ellsbury experienced swelling in his hip after he dove for Colby Rasmus’ liner in the first inning of Tuesday’s 15-1 loss. The misplay turned..." August 26
Newark Star-Ledger "Has Jacoby Ellsbury been a bust for the Yankees? They were expecting huge things out of the speedy center fielder when they signed him to a seven-year, $153-million deal before the 2014 season. But a little less than two seasons into the deal, it's arguable that Ellsbury hasn't lived up to..." August 12
Yankees announce that Jacoby Ellsbury played in simulated game activities today. Scheduled to be activated prior to Wednesday's game.
New York Post "The Yankees are in desperate need of a double shot of espresso. It’s that time of year — when energy is hard to come by just before the All-Star break. The return of center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is needed now more than ever to help the sluggish offense and the Yankees are expecting his..." July 03
Jacoby Ellsbury back in the lineup for Class-A Tampa... https://t.co/kJCgd14LaA
Jacoby Ellsbury is out of the Tampa lineup with "general fatigue" in both legs, Girardi said. He's been running a lot lately.
ESPN "Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Jacoby Ellsbury will work out prior to Saturday's game. If all goes well with Ellsbury's right knee and he feels fine on Sunday, then Ellsbury could go on a rehab assignment as soon as Monday. This would mean he could return as early as the end of next..." June 27
New York Post "Any hope the Yankees had of getting Jacoby Ellsbury back from the disabled list before July 1 vanished Tuesday. Now, manager Joe Girardi has his fingers crossed the center fielder and leadoff hitter returns before the All-Star break. “I sure hope so,’’ Girardi said of Ellsbury being able to..." June 17
ESPN New York "As I wrote on Sunday, the state of Jacoby Ellsbury's right knee could be determined by which flight he was getting on after the New York Yankees' final game in Miami on Tuesday night. If Ellsbury was put on a plane to Tampa after the game, it meant the LCL sprain he suffered a month ago had..." June 16
ESPN New York "Jacoby Ellsbury made a rare -- and brief -- appearance in the Yankees pregame clubhouse this morning, but slipped out as reporters were chatting with Brendan Ryan, who was reactivated this morning. So his opinion on when he might return to the Yankees was not readily available. However, from what..." June 10
Newark Star-Ledger "Speaking on Tuesday with the YES Network, Yankees' GM Brian Cashman said outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury will likely be out about five to six weeks from the original date of his injury, May 19. Cashman said Ellsbury will be reevaluated by doctors after time spent in a walking brace and if all is..." June 03
New York Post "The Yankees offense had enough problems, and now it will be without its most consistent weapon for at least a couple of weeks. Jacoby Ellsbury left Tuesday’s 8-6, 10-inning loss to the Nationals with a right knee sprain and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Outfielder Slade Heathcott,..." May 20
Yankees moves: Signed Slade Heathcott to MLB contract, selected to 25-man roster. Jacoby Ellsbury to 15-day DL. Chase Whitley to 60-day DL.
ESPN New York "A right knee injury forced New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to leave Tuesday's game in the fourth inning. It was not entirely clear how Ellsbury hurt himself. During the fourth inning, he became the first Yankee to reach base by walking against Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez...." May 19
Boston Herald "Hanley Ramirez left the Red Sox' clubhouse quickly and with an ice cream cone stuffed in his mouth last night, leaving no opportunity to ask him about his overreaction to getting hit by a pitch from Yankees starter Adam Warren in the sixth inning. But, for once in his life, Jacoby Ellsbury left..." May 04
Hardball Talk "Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was diagnosed with an oblique strain early last week, but it’s thought to be a fairly minor injury and he is expected to be ready for the beginning of the 2015 regular season. According to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, Ellsbury was able to take dry swings, play catch,..." March 26
New York Daily News "Jacoby Ellsbury’s abdominal strain appears to be a little more serious than the Yankees initially believed, but Joe Girardi isn’t worried about his center fielder being ready for the season. Ellsbury was sent for a precautionary MRI on Wednesday, diagnosed with a low-grade mild oblique strain...." March 19
New York Daily News "Jacoby Ellsbury won't be in the lineup Tuesday or Wednesday thanks to a mild abdominal strain, but the Yankees aren't overly concerned. At least not yet, anyway. Ellsbury told the team he first felt the injury - technically diagnosed as a right rectus abdominis strain - before Sunday's game,..." March 18
Jacoby Ellsbury underwent precautionary MRI; low-grade mild oblique strain. No baseball activity for next seven days.
New York Post "Much has been made of Didi Gregorius replacing Derek Jeter at short. But who is going to follow Jeter in the No. 2 spot in the Yankees’ batting order? Joe Girardi may have tipped his hand Tuesday when he used Jacoby Ellsbury in the leadoff spot and Brett Gardner hit second against the Phillies..." March 04
New York Post "Exhibit A occurred Aug. 1, 2014, at Fenway Park, when Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts ran and leaped to rob Jacoby Ellsbury of extra bases. Exhibit B took place three days later at Yankee Stadium, when Tigers center fielder Ezequiel Carrera sprinted to his right, dove and snared another..." March 01
New York Post "Manager Joe Girardi and Jacoby Ellsbury said Thursday night the Yankees’ best player would be available to play Friday night against the Athletics after he left a 6-3 win over the Mariners with tightness in his right hip. They were correct: Ellsbury hit third and played center field and went..." June 14
New York Post "Jacoby Ellsbury was the latest to preach to the masses that the Yankees are better than what they have shown at the plate. “We have very good hitters, it’s just a matter of time we really square some up,’’ Ellsbury said after his eighth-inning single scored Derek Jeter from second and carried..." June 11
Ellsbury out of #Yankees' lineup due to illness. Almonte in. Girardi in process of changing lineup.
Girardi says Ellsbury out with hand pain, said tests shows no structural damage #Yankees
Newark Star-Ledger "We’re just spitballing here, but when a guy is able to take the field for only 59 percent of the games that his team has played over four seasons, shouldn’t there be a sabermetric term for his lack of durability? "Freakish," Hal Steinbrenner said. "Fluky," Randy Levine suggested. Okay,..." December 14
Jacoby Ellsbury has passed his physical. He's a Yankee.
NESN "After spending his entire Major League career with the Boston Red Sox, free-agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has reportedly signed a seven-year deal to join the rival New York Yankees. Ellsbury is the first high-profile Red Sox player to join the other side of baseball’s most storied rivalry..." December 04
Yankees have made offer to FA infielder Omar Infante, in addition to Drew, Ellsbury, Choo, Beltran, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me.
The Yankees' deal with Ellsbury is done, pending a physical. I'm told the contract is bigger than Crawford's 7 year/$142M deal.
Yankees deal with Ellsbury is seven years and $153 million. That's $12 million more than Crawford's contract.
Scott Boras is rarely in a hurry but clubs are reporting Ellsbury talks are moving faster than expected. Winter-mettings deal not impossible
CBS Sports "The Rangers are considering a run at top-tier free-agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo but have apparently ruled out the other top free agent outfielder, Jacoby Ellsbury. Texas needs to replace the offense provided by Nelson Cruz, and assuming the Rangers don't re-sign Cruz, Choo fits the bill...." November 18
CBS Sports "It is becoming more and more apparent the key name for Jacoby Ellsbury this winter is his old Red Sox teammate Carl Crawford Ellsbury's agent Scott Boras has named an asking price, one interested team said. But it seems clear now that Crawford's $142-million, seven-year deal is a benchmark in..." November 13
If what I've heard here is accurate, the #mariners reported interest in Jacoby Ellsbury has been overblown.
As expected, Ellsbury and Drew will allow 5 pm deadline pass without accepting qualifying offers, baseball source says
Clarification on something I reported earlier. #Mariners want Ellsbury or Choo plus starting pitcher. Not on Napoli, but will seek RH bat.
As expected. Red Sox say they will make qualifying offers today to Napoli, Drew and Ellsbury but not to Saltalamacchia. #RedSoxTalk
CBS Sports "The Yankees have been discussing several big-name free agents -- including new ones Jacoby Ellsbury, Matt Garza and Stephen Drew -- as they weigh how to remake their team. The Yankees are still aiming to cut their payroll from $230 million to below $189 million, but with several free agents and..." November 01
CBS Sports "The Red Sox are planning to make the $14.1 million qualifying offer to shortstop Stephen Drew and first baseman Mike Napoli in addition to star outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury. The Red Sox won a World Series thanks in part to their short-term deals, and Drew and Napoli became vital parts of the team..." October 31
Scott Boras told me he's already received 11 phone calls on Jacoby Ellsbury from GM's around baseball/
Fox Sports "Before Game 6 of the World Series on Wednesday night, Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury told some of the team’s coaches, “I’ve got no more bullets in the gun. We have to win tonight.” Teammates would look at Ellsbury’s left hand during the post-season – discolored and severely..." October 31
Boston Globe "Even the best teams have flaws and the Detroit Tigers have a few. One that sticks out is the leadoff spot where the Tigers have used Austin Jackson for most of the season and where his .337 on-base percentage and eight stolen bases were simply not good enough of a contrast to the slow..." October 21
CSN New England "Just as the Red Sox' second-to-last game of the season was about to get underway the team clinched the best record in the American League when Oakland lost to Seattle. But before that outcome John Farrell had a lineup that didn't include either outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury or DH David Ortiz...." September 29
Ellsbury started baseball activity today: Swung off a tee threw.
CBS Sports "Red Sox center fielder -- and noted aircraft carrier -- Jacoby Ellsbury spoke with Boston media Wednesday and sounds rather bullish on his ability to be back with the Red Sox before the end of the regular season. Here are a few excerpts via boston.com: How confident are you that you will be..." September 18