Don’t look for Jacoby Ellsbury to play in a game any time soon for the Yankees. And the same may apply to Clint Frazier. Ellsbury was scratched from Friday’s action due to an oblique muscle strain and Frazier was sent home Saturday after reporting to George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. He hasn’t played since last Sunday when he suffered a concussion banging his head against the left field wall in Bradenton, Fla. “Ells was kind of similar today, it’s in there so not a lot of work for him,’’ manager Aaron Boone said of the backup outfielder. “It continues to be something we will monitor day to day. But not much changed from [Friday]. There is still that tweak in there.’’ Boone couldn’t put a time frame on the injury. “Anytime you are talking, and we do believe it’s a mild strain, obliques are a tricky thing,’’ he said. “That is one of those like a hamstring or a groin, those kind of things. You need to be healthy and as soon as you are not and you go out and push it, you set yourself back even more. “We will be conservative about how we treat it and hopefully it won’t be too long.’’ Aaron Hicks, after suffering from right and left oblique strains a year ago that landed him on the disabled list, worked in the offseason to strengthen his core muscles. He said he sympathizes with Ellsbury.
Why we may not see Ellsbury or Frazier for awhile
New York Post | Mar 4