Yankees Manager Desperately Hoping Jacoby Ellsbury Returns Soon, Says Bench Is Freezing
March 31st - New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone says that he desperately hopes that outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is able to return to the team soon, because the bench is absolutely freezing.
“Obviously Jacoby’s health is our first priority,” said the first-year manager. “But our bench is absolutely freezing right now, and we could really use him back here as soon as possible to help warm that up.”
Ellsbury, who has been on the disabled list since 2014, is working hard to rejoin the Yankees. He has been progressing well in his latest rehab stint, and expects to begin tying his own shoes again by the end of the weekend.
“I know the guys really want me back,” said the injury-plagued outfielder. “It’s hard for me because I really want to be there, but I just can’t rush these things. The bench always carries the risk of splinters, and I just can’t afford that right now. I know that it’s going to be cold when the team gets to New York, but someone’s just gonna have to step up and keep the bench warm for me until I can make my way back."