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NEW YORK (AP) Jacoby Ellsbury is out of the New York Yankees lineup a day after straining his right hamstring, and the team's most consistent player this year may be done for the season.
"I am still going to do everything I can to be back as soon as possible," Ellsbury said Saturday. "I will talk to the team and we will be on the same page with this. But I will still try to do everything I can to please these last nine games."
Manager Joe Girardi was not so hopeful, expressing frustration in losing another of his starters to injury, especially with the Yankees clinging to faint playoffs hopes with nine games to play. They are 4 1-2 games out of the second wild card.