New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury underwent a precautionary MRI on his calf after skipping a scheduled batting practice session Thursday, MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reported.
Luckily for the Yankees, the test came back negative.
Ellsbury still day to day with right calf tightness. Girardi said precautionary MRI was negative.—
Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) March 20, 2014
Even though this issue seems minor, durability has been a concern with Ellsbury for most of his major league career. The 30-year-old has missed 290 total games over the last six seasons. He missed 28 regular-season games for the Boston Red Sox in 2013.
Ellsbury joined the Yankees in December on a seven-year, $153 million contract after spending six-plus seasons in Boston.