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Yankees' Ellsbury appears to dodge bullet

Tests on Jacoby Ellsbury come back negative after he is hit on the right wrist by a pitch.

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Tests on Jacoby Ellsbury come back negative after he is hit on the right wrist by a pitch.

TAMPA — As Jacoby Ellsbury batted in the fifth inning Saturday against the Braves, Yankees manager Joe Girardi was being interviewed live on the YES Network telecast and spoke about the importance of keeping the centerfielder and leadoff hitter healthy.

"I look at last year's injury, that's kind of a freak thing. You don't expect that to happen every year," Girardi said.

Two pitches later, Ellsbury was hit on the right wrist by a 90 mph pitch from right-hander Julio Teheran.

"This is what we talked about. Hold on. I'll be back," Girardi said, running off to check on the player.

Ellsbury left the game and went to a hospital. More than an hour after New York completed a 3-2 win, Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo said a CT scan and X-rays were negative.

"How about that?" Girardi said right after the game. "I need to keep my mouth shut."

Ellsbury was on the disabled list from May 20 to July 8 last season because of a sprained right knee.

LAROCHE SAGA: Players' union chief Tony Clark said there's no decision yet on whether to file a grievance on behalf of White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche. LaRoche, 36, retired Tuesday after he said he was told by the team president to cut down on clubhouse access for his 14-year-old son.

ARROYO RELIEVED: After being told his right rotator cuff was "significantly torn," Nationals right-hander Bronson Arroyo received some good news. Although there is some damage and inflammation, team doctors said there is a chance he will be able to pitch after going through rehabilitation. The former Hernando High standout, 39, will be shut down for a week or two.

Blue Jays: First baseman/DH Edwin Encarnacion (strained oblique) continued to improve in his individual rehabilitation program, but no date has been set for his spring training debut, manager John Gibbons said.

CARDINALS: The team tried to fill its hole at shortstop, signing Ruben Tejada shortly after he was cut by the Mets. Shortstop Jhonny Peralta had surgery on his left thumb this month and is expected to miss 2-3 months.

TIGERS: Centerfielder Cameron Maybin is likely to miss opening day while recovering from a fractured left wrist. … Left-hander Daniel Norris was scratched from the game against the Marlins because of a stiff lower back.

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