Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury (concussion) participated in baseball activities prior to the Yankees' 8-3 win over the Orioles at Camden Yards on Tuesday.
"Today is the best I have felt,'' said Ellsbury, according to the New York Post. "As far as the headaches I feel a lot better today.
"My neck feels better each day," added Ellsbury, who suffered a sprained ligament in his neck as well.
Ellsbury is eligible to come off the seven-day concussion disabled list on Thursday when the Yankees open a four-game series against the Blue Jays in Toronto. Until he is told otherwise, Ellsbury is planning on flying with the team to Canada following Wednesday night's game.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the plan was for the outfielder to do some running and possibly hit in the indoor cage.
"It comes down to how he reacts to the exercise and he has to pass the [concussion] test again,'' said Girardi. "You never know how they are going to react once they start moving around.''
Ellsbury was diagnosed with a concussion and strained neck after he crashed into the wall to make a catch during in the first inning on May 24. He went deep to center field to rob Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar of a hit on the first pitch of the frame.
Ellsbury stayed in the game for the remainder of the inning but was replaced by Aaron Hicks in the second.
The 33-year-old Ellsbury is hitting .281 with a .349 OBP and .422 SLG with four HR and 14 RBI in 39 games this season.