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2 days ago  ::  Jun 24, 2017 - 10:23AM #14561
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Jacoby Ellsbury closer to beginning rehab assignment, says Yankees manager Joe Girardi

After taking batting practice this week, Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who’s been on the disabled list since May 25 after suffering a concussion, is moving closer to beginning a rehab assignment after passing his latest head scan on Thursday.

“We’re trying to figure out a program for him to get him on a rehab,” Joe Girardi said Friday. “So hopefully it happens pretty soon.”

Once Ellsbury returns Girardi will have to figure out how to best deploy his outfielders. Aaron Hicks has been playing fulltime in center field and entering Friday was hitting .300 with 10 homers and 37 RBI. After Hicks had a two-homer game on June 9, Girardi said Hicks will continue to play “a ton.” Hicks has since cooled down, 6-for-29 in his last seven games.

“I think we’re gonna keep rotating our outfielders because I think it’ll benefit all of them,” Girardi said. “Give them all some days off and play them all and see who’s rolling and really playing well and go by that.

“Obviously you’ve got to see how Jacoby’s doing, but I think you can spell some guys more often and just keep playing guys all the time,” the manager added. “Maybe they DH one day, that sort of thing. One of the outfielders can DH one day if Matt (Holliday) needs a day, or if you put him at first that day. There’s a lot of different things you can do where they’re all playing.”


Chase Headley was out of the lineup for the second straight day because of back spasms, putting the Yankees in a precarious roster situation. With Girardi hoping Headley to be an option again on Sunday, the Yanks could potentially play three straight games, including Thursday when Headley’s back spasms first popped up, without a backup infielder. Headley, who’s had back issues in the past, had an epidural Thursday night. Ronald Torreyes started at third for the second straight day.

Headley said he felt better Friday and could’ve taken batting practice but was told not to as a precaution.

Catcher Austin Romine is considered the emergency backup infielder. The only other reserve position player is outfielder Mason Williams. The Yankees are short a fielder after optioning Rob Refsnyder Thursday to call up southpaw Ty Webb to ensure they had enough options in the bullpen.

“There’s a lot of discussion: Do you go without an extra infielder? That’s kind of what we’ve been talking about, and right now we’re choosing to,” Girardi said. “We’re rolling the dice a little bit.”

Girardi said Romine began taking ground balls at third base on Thursday. Should anything happen to Starlin Castro, Girardi said Torreyes could move to second and Romine would play third. Torreyes would also slide to shortstop if something happened to Didi Gregorius.

The manager didn’t rule out bringing up an infielder for Saturday. “It’s kind of day by day,” he said. “It’s kind of the discussions we had (Thursday) night, (Friday,) dealing

with it. It’s kind of based on need, so we’ll see.”

5 hours ago  ::  Jun 26, 2017 - 4:54PM #14562
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On this 24th day of June in the year of our Lord 1997, U.S. Air Force officials release a 231-page report dismissing long-standing claims of an alien spacecraft crash in Roswell, New Mexico, almost exactly 50 years earlier. Was this the plot of the X-Files?
Born June 24
1386 Giovanni da Capistrano, Italian saint – is this the guy the swallows visit each year?
1746 Jean Baptiste Rochefort, composer – composed some really good cheese
1747 Johann Melchior Dreyer, composer
1762 Johann Paul Wessely, composer
1771 E I Du Pont, France, chemist/scientist (Du Pont) – big name in Delaware
1803 George James Webb, composer
1808 Anna Caroline Oury, composer
1813 Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman/orator (Independent) Litchfield, CT
1820 Henry Rootes Jackson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1822 Birkett Davenport Fry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1847 Gervais Bernard Gaston Salvayre, composer – sounds like a character from Beauty and the Beast
1873 Thomas Carl Whitmer, composer
1893 Roy O. Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company – when you wish upon a star ….
1895 Jack Dempsey, heavyweight boxing champion (1919-26) known as "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", Manassa, CO – boxing legend
1919 Al Molinaro, actor (Murray-Odd Couple, Al-Happy Days) Kenosha, WI
1922 Jack Carter [Chakrin], comedian/actor, Brooklyn, NY – funny fellow
1931 Billy Casper, golfer and three time PGA Player of the Year (1966, 1968 and 1970) San Diego, CA
1943 Georg Stanford Brown, actor (Terry Webster-Rookies) Havana, Cuba
1944 Jeff Beck, Surrey England, singer/guitarist (Jeff Beck Group) – guitar great
1945 George E Pataki, Peekskill NY, (Gov-R-NY, 1995- )
1947 Mick Fleetwood, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way) London, England
1947 Peter Weller, Stevens Point WI, actor (Robocop, Of Unknown Origin)
1950 Nancy Allen, American actress (Carrie, 1941, Robocop, Dress to Kill) NYC – good day for Robocop actors
1961 Bernie Nicholls, Haliburton, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks) – I’ve heard this guy was pretty good
1961 Curt Smith, Bath England, rock bassist/vocalist (Tears For Fears)
1965 Danielle Spencer, actress (Dee Thomas-What's Happening) The Bronx – “OOOOOO I’m tellin’ Mama”
1967 Sherry Stringfield, Colo Springs Colo, actress (Laura-NYPD Blue, ER) – good shows
John 3:16 * Ephesians 2:8-9 * Romans 10:9-10 * John 14:3-6 * Romans 5:8
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