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CT scan, X-rays OK after Jacoby Ellsbury takes pitch to wrist

TAMPA, Fla. -- Jacoby Ellsbury was hit on the right wrist by a pitch from Atlanta's Julio Teheran during the fifth inning of the New York Yankees' game against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

Ellsbury went to a hospital, and Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo said a CT scan and X-rays were negative. New York manager Joe Girardi said Sunday that Ellsbury was sore and was unlikely to play before Thursday.

Ellsbury was hurt just as Girardi was speaking on the Yankees' broadcast about the importance of keeping the center fielder and leadoff hitter healthy. Last year, Ellsbury was on the disabled list from May 20 to July 8 because of a sprained right knee.

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

There was a loud sound of the ball hitting the wrist when 32-year-old former All-Star was hit.

"He was in pain,'' Girardi said. "It scares you. He had seam marks on his wrist. You keep your fingers crossed.''

Ellsbury made a diving catch in deep center on a first-inning drive by Nick Swisher, who tipped his helmet to the outfielder.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.