Bits: Jacoby Ellsbury returns from DL 

August, 5, 2010
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A nation can rest easy, as New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez mercifully hit his 600th home run Wednesday, breaking a drought of 12 games and 46 at-bats. Rodriguez was slumping, and surely some fantasy owners had panicked, but he remains on pace for 26 home runs and 134 RBIs. Buy low, if possible.

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury returned to the lineup, going hitless in five at-bats. Ellsbury, who broke ribs in early April and has played in 10 games all season, shouldn't be hampered, even in stolen bases. Activate him -- or sign him, since he's owned in 92.9 percent of ESPN leagues -- immediately.

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