The Yankees place Jacoby Ellsbury on the disabled list with a bum knee


Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury left last night’s game in the fourth inning after appearing to tweak his knee while batting. He stayed in the game after reaching base and eventually scoring, but he was obviously not right. Now he’s out for a bit: the Yankees placed him on the 15-day disabled list following the game.

Ellsbury, despite dealing with various aches and pains since spring training, has been great for the Yankees this year, hitting .324/.412/.372 and leading the American League in stolen bass with 14. Figure Chris Young or Slade Heathcott, who was called up after last night’s game, to get the bulk of the playing time in Ellsbury’s absence.