Jacoby Ellsbury has collected 65 homers, 155 doubles, 241 stolen bases and drove in 314 runs over 715 games with Boston since 2007.
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) -
The New York Yankees are about to steal away a rival player and two-time World Series champion.
According to the Daily News, a deal is done, pending a physical, with free agent and former Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury.
Though no exact financial terms were reported, the deal is believed to be larger than Carl Crawford's seven-year, $142 million contract inked with Boston in 2011.
The 30-year-old left-handed hitter finished the 2013 campaign with a league- best 52 stolen bases, along with nine home runs, 31 doubles and 53 RBI and a .298 average for the champion BoSox.
Yanks get back to business
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
There was probably a time when the New York Yankees actually believed they would try to stay under the $189 million luxury tax threshold for the 2014 season.
But, the likelihood of that essentially went out the window when they missed the playoffs last year and it really became a pipe dream once the Boston Red Sox won the World Series.
Let's be honest, the Steinbrenners weren't going to endure another season like 2013, having to rely on the likes of Chris Stewart, David Adams and Jayson Nix, while television ratings and ticket sales plummeted.