NEW YORK -- In the midst of a pennant race where every game counts, Yankees manager Joe Girardi knows it's his job to send out the best lineup he has each day his club takes the field. On Saturday, Girardi hopes center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury will be part of that lineup against the Rays.
Ellsbury exited the Yankees' 5-2 win over the Rays after the fourth inning of Friday's series opener with an upset stomach. Considering Ellsbury has been battling a sore right hip lately, a less serious stomach bug could come as something of a relief, but Girardi still seemed concerned.
Grace Raynor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.