Jacoby Ellsbury is hurt again. And this injury has nothing to do with the issues surrounding his strained oblique or hip.
The veteran outfielder is reportedly dealing with plantar fasciitis in his foot, according to Aaron Boone, who spoke to reporters on Monday afternooon at Yankee Stadium. This injury has delayed Ellsbury from starting baseball activity down in Tampa, Fla.
Ellsbury, 34, who played just six spring training games due to an oblique injury, has been on the disabled list since March 26. While rehabbing the injury over two weeks ago, Ellsbury experienced discomfort in his hip, and the Yankees shut him down for a few days. Although Boone doesn’t believe this foot injury is serious, there seems to be no timetable on when Ellsbury could return to big league action.
Over the next three seasons, Ellsbury is due $68 million.
Greg Bird progressing well through surgery rehab
According to ESPN’s Coley Harvey, Aaron Boone said Greg Bird (foot/ankle) is making good progress with his rehab. On March 27, Bird underwent surgery to remove a small broken spur on the outside of his right ankle, and his recovery time was 6-8 weeks.
Although the team isn’t sure of when Bird will play again, Boone said he is optimistic that the 25-year-old’s return will be “on the shorter side” of his scheduled recovery time.
On Monday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, Bird was seen throwing and taking grounders in the outfield.