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Ellsbury out of lineup with sore hip

Jacoby Ellsbury of the New York Yankees reacts

Jacoby Ellsbury of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out in the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians during their game at Yankee Stadium on August 23, 2015 in New York City. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is out of the lineup for Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Astros with a sore hip.

Ellsbury hurt his hip in Tuesday night's 15-1 loss. Yankees manager Joe Girardi did not specify which hip was ailing Ellsbury.

"He wasn't running great at the end of the night," Girardi said before Wednesday's game. "He's sore, so [we'll] see where he's at. I'm not sure if I have him available [Wednesday]."

The Yankees have an off day on Thursday and then start a three-game series in Atlanta on Friday against the Braves. Girardi said he is not sure whether Ellsbury will be available for Friday's game.

"There was some swelling in it [Tuesday] night," Girardi said. "We haven't done any tests. I hope we do [have him Friday], but I can't tell you for sure."

Girardi was also asked whether he considered removing Ellsbury from Tuesday's game after the injury.

"Well, at that point I didn't really have any players left to put in," he said.

Ellsbury has played in just 78 games this season. He has six home runs and 27 RBIs, along with 17 stolen bases. He is hitting .278.


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