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Jacoby Ellsbury has tight calf

Updated: March 16, 2014, 12:59 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was scratched from the lineup for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves with what was described as "tightness'' in his right calf.

Acting manager Rob Thomson, who is running the portion of the team that did not make the trip to Panama for the two-game "Legends Series'' against the Miami Marlins, said the move was precautionary and that Ellsbury could have played if this were the regular season. Ellsbury said the same.

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