Having not suited up for the New York Yankees this season, former All-Star outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has been somewhat of an afterthought in the Bronx.
That will now continue into the fall and winter. The Yankees on Tuesday announced that Ellsbury will undergo hip surgery to repair a torn labrum and will miss the remainder of the season.
Update on OF Jacoby Ellsbury: pic.twitter.com/Uw2JSOLfBR
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) August 7, 2018
Just as interesting, New York put the veteran’s timeline for return at six months. That means he could miss the start of spring training.
Ellsbury, 34, is owed north of $42 million over the next two seasons with a $5 million buyout for the 2021 campaign. He also has a full no-trade clause, which means the Yankees are stuck with his contract.
A two-time world champ, Ellsbury hit .264 with seven homers and 39 RBI last season. He doesn’t figure to be an everyday player for the Yankees moving forward. This injury magnifies that further.