Jacoby Ellsbury does not appear to be returning to the Yankees any time soon.
The 34-year-old outfielder has yet to resume baseball activities, according to a report from MLB.com. Ellsbury was reportedly expected to ramp up his rehab after he saw a back specialist in mid-June.
Jacoby Ellsbury non-update: still has not resumed baseball activities. Aaron Boone said he didn’t want to speculate on when that might change.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) July 13, 2018
Ellsbury has missed all of 2018 with multiple injuries after batting .263 with nine home runs and 56 RBIs last season.
Ellsbury signed a seven-year, $153 million contract with New York in December 2013. He has slashed .264/.330/.386 in four seasons with the Yankees.
There is no timetable for Ellsbury’s return. But, his role with the Yankees may be reduced as the team has sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton as well as Brett Gardner in the outfield.
The Yankees are currently in second place of the American League East standings with a 61-31 record. They’ve won three of their last four games.