CF Jacoby Ellsbury hit the one-month mark of his right knee sprain and before Friday’s game, he took a full batting practice and had several hits into the right-field seats.
On Thursday, Ellsbury did some running from first to third and did not seem to have any difficulty.
“I thought he looked better,” manager Joe Girardi said. “He used his spikes when he hit in the dirt today and that’s how he got hurt. So I thought he swing the bat well. I thought he ran a lot better. He’s definitely progressing the way we want.”