After starting, Ellis exits with injury

After starting, Ellis exits with injury

OAKLAND -- Mark Ellis left Tuesday's A's game against the Yankees with a sore left hamstring -- the same injury that forced the Oakland second baseman to be sidelined the past seven games.

Ellis was 0-for-2 at the plate through five innings before being replaced by Adam Rosales at second base at the start of the sixth frame.

The 32-year-old Ellis was making his first start since April 11 at Anaheim, where he experienced hamstring soreness while running to first base on a grounder. He also missed a handful of Spring Training games with tightness in both hamstrings.