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Baseball star Jacoby Ellsbury agrees to $153 million deal with NY Yankees

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After winning a World Series title in 2013 with the rival Boston Red Sox, Jacoby Ellsbury has finalized a 7-year, $153 million contract with the New York Yankees on Wednesday.

Ellsbury hit a whooping .407 during the championship run, scoring 14 runs, stealing six bases and 7 runs batted in during 16 games. Ellsbury is a career overall .301 hitter in 38 post season games. Ellsbury won two World Series titles with the Red Sox.

The 30 year old Ellsbury, led the major leagues with 52 stolen bases. The offensive game-changing center-fielder batted .298 with nine homers and 53 runs batted in.

Jacoby Ellsbury's history of injuries is a major concern though. Ellsbury has missed a total of 264 games in the last four seasons alone. Including two serious injuries: four broken ribs in 2010 and a shoulder separation in 2012.

Ellsbury's new contract includes a $21 million option for the 2021 season, with a $5 million buyout. Ellsbury will join a long list of former Boston Red Sox baseball stars moving to the Big Apple which includes Babe Ruth, Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs and Johnny Damon.



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