Posted December 3, 2013 by Luis Mercado in Sports

Former Red Sox Player Signs To 7-Year $153 Million Deal With Yankees [Update]

The New York Yankees appear close to signing former Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to be their next outfielder.

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the deal “could happen” soon as the two have been closing in quickly on a deal.

The deal will be for seven years, $153 million, more that Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford got as a free agent when he signed with the Red Sox.

This would bring a dynamic outfield of Alfonso Soriano, Brett Gardner, and Ellsbury which all bring speed and some power to the table. It could also mean the end of Robinson Cano’s tenure as a Yankee.


Mark Feinsand, beat writer for the New York Yankees says the deal is done.