The New York Yankees are playing an intriguing game Tuesday night, as it marks Robinson Cano‘s first appearance in New York after signing with the Seattle Mariners as a free agent this off-season. As they prepare for that game, they will be without one of the men who signed for a chunk of the money that would have gone to Cano had he stayed in New York.
Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is out for Tuesday night’s game with a sore left hand. Per Joel Sherman:
Girardi says Ellsbury out with hand pain, said tests shows no structural damage #Yankees
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) April 29, 2014
With the knowledge that tests were negative, it sounds like the Yankees will just give Ellsbury a day or two to rest so that he does not make the injury worse.
Through 25 games this season Ellsbury is off to a stellar .312/.369/.441 start with eight stolen bases on 10 attempts. He has 10 extra base hits and has had every bit the impact the Yankees hoped he would. As long as he stays healthy, something that certainly is no given for Ellsbury, he should be set for another big season coming off a top-15 MVP finish in 2013.