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Ellsbury, Yanks' $153 million man, benched in wild-card game

NEW YORK (AP) Jacoby Ellsbury, signed to a $153 million contract by the Yankees less than two years ago, was left out of New York's starting lineup for Tuesday night's AL wild-card game against Houston.

With left-hander Dallas Keuchel starting for the Astros, Yankees manager Joe Girardi wants to get right-handed-hitting Chris Young in the starting lineup. Brett Gardner took Ellsbury's spot in center field and atop the batting order.

"Something that I mulled over for a couple days," Girardi said. "When it came down to it in the end, it was Gardy's numbers against left-handers this year compared to Jacoby's."

AVG: C. Beltran.276
HR: A. Rodriguez33
RBI: B. McCann94
SB: J. Ellsbury21
W: N. Eovaldi14
ERA: C. Sabathia4.73
Saves: A. Miller36
K: M. Pineda156
AL East
X-Toronto 9369.574-
Y-NY Yankees 8775.5376
Baltimore 8181.50012
Tampa Bay 8082.49413
Boston 7884.48115
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .251 (14)
Runs: 764 (2)
Hits: 1397 (12)
Home Runs: 212 (4)
Stolen Bases: 63 (25)
OBP: .323 (9)
SLG: .421 (5)
Total Bases: 2343 (5)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.05 (18)
Runs Allowed: 698 (16)
Saves: 48 (6)
Strikeouts: 1370 (5)
OpBA: .253 (15)
OBP: .316 (14)
SLG: .407 (16)
Run Support: 4.72 (2)
Date Player Transactions
10/5 M. Teixeira Removed From 15-Day DL (Right shin bone bruise)
9/12 S. Heathcott Called Up from Minors
9/12 G. Sanchez Called Up from Minors
9/11 C. Martin Called Up from Minors
9/9 C. Sabathia Removed From 15-Day DL (Right knee inflammation)
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Date Player Status
9/30 S. Drew Head (day-to-day)
9/20 M. Tanaka Right hamstring strain (day-to-day)
9/7 N. Eovaldi Right elbow inflammation (day-to-day)
9/7 J. Lindgren Left elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
9/1 D. German Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
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