Friday May 6th, 2016

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New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury exited Friday night's game against the Boston Red Sox with a tight right hip after stealing a base in the bottom of the first inning, the team announced. Manager Joe Girardi said Ellsbury underwent an MRI and is day-to-day.

Ellsbury clutched at his hip before scoring on a single by Brian McCann. He was removed from the game before the second inning.

Ellsbury was replaced by Aaron Hicks in centerfield as Dustin Ackley took over in rightfield. 

Manager Joe Girardi told reporters Saturday that the outfielder is “sore,” but there is not a plan to place him on the disabled list.

Last August, Ellsbury injured his right hip diving for a ball in the outfield on the same side that he appeared to grab at on Friday night. The pain lingered for a while in 2015.

Ellsbury missed time during spring training with a wrist injury. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list last season with a sprained right knee.

The Yankees placed Alex Rodriguez and CC Sabathia on the disabled list this week.

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New York is last in the American League East with a 9–17 record. The team has lost eight of its last 10 games heading into Friday night.

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