Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:22:10 -0800
New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury said manager Joe Girardi told him he will lead off in the lineup and play center field for the team.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 11:02:19 -0800
New York Yankees team president Randy Levine said the team has no plans to trade OF Brett Gardner this offseason to clear room in center field for OF Jacoby Ellsbury or to fill another need. "One of the reasons the baseball people signed Jacoby Ellsbury is the two of them together present a tremendous dynamic one-two or nine-one, whatever Joe Girardi decides to write in at the top of the lineup," Levine said Sunday, Dec. 15, during an interview with ESPN Radio's Ian O'Connor. "One will play left, one will play center, and it's a tremendous defensive situation. So no, there's absolutely no intention to move Brett Gardner. We get inquiries about every single one of our players all the time, (GM Brian Cashman) listens, but there's no attempt here to trade or move Brett Gardner."
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 07:53:14 -0800
New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury has passed his physical, and his seven-year, $153 million deal is official.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:35:00 -0800
The Kansas City Royals are believed to be willing to go to a three-year contract offer for free-agent OF Carlos Beltran (Cardinals), while the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are holding firm on two-year offers. The Yankees are also believed to be "iffy" to win Beltran after giving OF Jacoby Ellsbury a seven-year deal.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:38:50 -0800
The New York Yankees added OF Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year deal Tuesday, Dec. 3, but a source said such a deal does not preclude the team from re-signing free-agent 2B Robinson Cano (Yankees). He is still very much in play for the team.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:37:49 -0800
The New York Yankees are believed to no longer be interested in free-agent OF Carlos Beltran (Cardinals) after agreeing to a seven-year deal with OF Jacoby Ellsbury.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 17:39:15 -0800
Free-agent OF Jacoby Ellsbury (Red Sox) and the New York Yankees agreed to a seven-year contract Tuesday, Dec. 3, pending a physical. The deal is believed to be larger than the seven-year, $142 million deal of Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford.
Fantasy Tip: Ellsbury will be a great addition to the top of the lineup for New York. He steals tons of bases and hits for tremendous average, and that short porch in right should preserve his power. However, his shaky performance versus left-handed pitching and propensity for injury should worry fantasy owners. He's going to cost you a pretty penny, but if he stays healthy, he'll match your investment.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:56:55 -0800
The New York Yankees have made offers to free-agent 2B Omar Infante (Tigers), SS Stephen Drew (Red Sox), OF Jacoby Ellsbury (Red Sox), OF Shin-Soo Choo (Reds) and OF Carlos Beltran (Cardinals).
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:40:52 -0800
Talks for free-agent OF Jacoby Ellsbury (Red Sox) are moving at a quick pace, and he could sign a deal with a team at the winter meetings next week.
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 18:30:04 -0800
The New York Yankees have talked with the agents for free-agent OF Carlos Beltran (Cardinals), OF Shin-Soo Choo (Reds), OF Jacoby Ellsbury (Red Sox) and SS Stephen Drew (Red Sox) this offseason.