This is not a rip job on Ellsbury. There’s no calling into question Ellsbury’s toughness or willingness to play hurt.Then Shank proceeds to rip Ellsbury:
No need for MLB.com columnist Tom Werner to run to the keyboard and defend his player. Ellsbury missed the first two games of the Yankee showdown this weekend, but he’s played in 54 of 57 games in 2013. He’s practically been Cal Ripken Jr. Let’s call him Iron Man Ellsbury. Everyday Ells.Nope, no rip job here!