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Yankees activate Ellsbury, Miller

Bronx, NY ( – The New York Yankees had a pair of key injured players back for Wednesday’s game against the Oakland Athletics after reinstating center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and closer Andrew Miller from the 15-day disabled list.

Ellsbury, out since May 20 due to a sprained right knee, was slotted in the leadoff spot for Wednesday’s contest. Miller has been sidelined since June 10 with a forearm strain.

Both players were having strong seasons prior to hitting the DL. Miller has converted all 17 of his save opportunities and owns a 1.03 ERA in 26 appearances, while Ellsbury was batting .324 with a .412 on-base percentage and 14 stolen bases at the time of his injury.

Ellsbury prepped for his return by playing in four rehab games with the Yankees’ Class-A affiliate in Tampa, though he managed just two hits in 13 at- bats. Miller threw a scoreless inning for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre on Monday.

To clear spots on the active roster, the Yankees optioned outfielder Ramon Flores and pitcher Nick Rumbelow to Scranton/Wilkes Barre.


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