NY Yankees Rumors: Jacoby Ellsbury On Disabled List, Slade Heathcott Fantasy Baseball Replacement After With Knee Injury

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May 20, 2015 03:15 PM EDT
Jacoby Ellsbury #22 of the New York Yankees
Jacoby Ellsbury #22 of the New York Yankees bats during the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on May 9, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City."

The NY Yankees have placed Jacoby Ellsbury on the disabled list with a knee injury and now the outfielder could be out for two weeks, which led New York to bring up Slade Heathcott and this comes as he is leading all leadoff hitters in the American League in hits, runs, stolen bases and on base percentage.

Ellsbury has been one of the most consistent players for the Yankees this season and he is one reason why they have been leading the AL East for most of the year. According to Hardball Talk, Ellsbury will be on the 15-day disabled list and he could be out for a couple weeks with a right knee sprain. Ellsbury is hitting over .320 this season and he also is the league leader in stolen bases.

This is the type of production the Yankees imagined when they signed Ellsbury and now he will be out while healing up from the injury. Chris Young should get more playing time and the team just called up Slade Heathcott and he could be a potential fantasy baseball replacement for owners of Ellsbury. Heathcott was called up from Triple-A and he will get a chance to contribute while Ellsbury is out.

Heathcott was hitting .285 in the minors this season and he has one home run and five stolen bases. Heathcott could bring some power to the team, as he has a couple doubles and two triples this season and while he had a tough month of May, he was very good in April and could bounce back.

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