NEW YORK -- Jacoby Ellsbury will be out of the Yankees' starting lineup for at least one game as the outfielder rests a sore left hand that has been bothering him in recent games.
Manager Joe Girardi said that Ellsbury had tests on the hand during Monday's off-day, and no structural damage was found.
Girardi said that he was not sure how Ellsbury initially hurt the hand; Ellsbury was not available to speak to reporters before the Yankees' scheduled game against the Mariners on Tuesday.
"It's just been bothering him for a few days," Girardi said. "He's been playing through it. We sent him to take a test and the test came back good, which is good news."
Ellsbury would be available to play defense or pinch-run on Tuesday, Girardi said. Ellsbury was just 1-for-10 in the three-game series against the Angels over the weekend, dipping his season average to .311.