Jacoby Ellsbury, who has yet to touch the field this season, had surgery on his hip to repair a torn labrum he suffered while recovering from a slew of injuries he endured earlier in the season. He will be out for approximately six months, which puts him at right before Spring Training as a targeted return.
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Ellsbury initially sustained an oblique injury in Spring Training. Not long after, he had a hip issue, then plantar fasciitis and a bad back. A couple times within all these injuries, his rehab halted twice due to an illness. After an extended period of time that resulted in no baseball activities, Ellsbury opted for surgery.
In what was a packed outfield to begin the year, the Yankees now find themselves in a bit of a bind. Aaron Judge fractured his wrist, Clint Frazier is still dealing with a concussion, Ellsbury is now done for the year and depth players in the farm have been traded away.
Ellsbury is signed through 2020 and is owed over $60 million on his contract. He will look to return fully healthy to Spring Training in 2019.