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Jacoby Ellsbury | Outfielder | #22

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/11/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (23) / BOS
Contract: view contract details
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According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Yankees are willing to pay "at least half" of Jacoby Ellsbury's remaining contract in a trade.
And yet the Yankees still haven't found any takers for the 34-year-old outfielder, who has batted just .261/.331/.372 over the last three seasons. Ellsbury is owed $21.142 million per year through 2020 and he carries a $21 million club option ($5 million buyout) for 2021. He also has a full no-trade clause, making this situation all the more difficult for New York. Jan 11 - 10:57 AM

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According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Orioles have some interest in acquiring Jacoby Ellsbury from the Yankees.

Sherman notes that while the O's have expressed interest, Ellsbury possesses a full no-trade clause and may only waive it to be closer to his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. If that's the case, the Giants or Diamondbacks could emerge as potential options.
Jan 7 - 5:53 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears Jacoby Ellsbury might consider waiving his no-trade clause "for a few select teams."

Heyman believes the Giants may be one of those teams. Ellsbury is currently positioned as the Yankees' fourth outfielder for 2018, whereas he could immediately take over as the starting center fielder in San Francisco. The Giants have shown a willingness to take on bad contracts, having just acquired Evan Longoria (and most of the $86 million he's still owed) from the Rays on Wednesday. Heyman notes that Ellsbury makes his offseason home in Phoenix, nearby the Giants' spring training facilities in Scottsdale. The 34-year-old is due $68.4 million on a deal that runs through 2020. He has batted just .261/.331/.372 over the last three seasons.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 09:31:00 AM

MLB.com's Mark Feinsand reports that it's "unlikely" Jacoby Ellsbury will waive his no-trade clause.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported earlier Monday that the Yankees are willing to pay around half of the $68 million remaining on Ellsbury's contract in order to facilitate a trade, but the veteran outfielder at this point doesn't appear interested in leaving New York. As it stands right now, Ellsbury would appear slated for a backup role in the Bronx.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 04:07:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Yankees are willing to pay around half of the $68 million remaining on Jacoby Ellsbury's contract in a trade.

Ellsbury was already projected to be a fourth outfielder in 2018 and now he's looking at more of a diminished role after the pending addition of Giancarlo Stanton. Moving him is probably best for all involved, but Ellsbury has a full no-trade clause and Heyman hears that he wants to stay. The 34-year-old batted .264/.348/.402 with seven homers and 22 steals over 112 games in 2017. He has three years remaining on his deal.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 09:03:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Yankees are "still weighing" trades of Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley.

The Yankees' impending acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton further diminishes Ellsbury's path to playing time, and the club would also love to get out from under the rest of his contract even if they have to eat a large portion of it. However, Ellsbury has a full no-trade clause and "doesn't want to leave," according to Heyman, preferring to stick around and see if he can beat out Aaron Hicks for the center field job.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 08:36:00 AM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that he has not approached Jacoby Ellsbury's agent, Scott Boras, about his client's no-trade clause.

Ellsbury still has three years left on his seven-year, $153 million deal with the Yankees and the 34-year-old outfielder has posted a disappointing .261/.331/.372 batting line over the last three seasons. New York would probably have to eat a lot of cash to move Ellsbury, and he would have to sign off on the destination. A trade seems unlikely to happen at any point in the near future.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 03:16:00 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury will DH and bat eighth in Game 5 of the ALDS on Wednesday night against the Indians.

The full lineup for New York against Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber: Brett Gardner LF, Aaron Judge RF, Didi Gregorius SS, Gary Sanchez C, Greg Bird 1B, Starlin Castro 2B, Aaron Hicks CF, Jacoby Ellsbury DH, Todd Frazier 3B. CC Sabathia is the Yankees' starting pitcher for this loser-goes-home game at Progressive Field.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 03:58:00 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury is starting in the designated hitter spot and batting eighth for the Yankees in Sunday's ALDS Game 3 against the Indians.

Ellsbury has started three of four playoff games so far for the Yanks, sitting in favor of Chase Headley in Game 1 of the ALDS. Matt Holliday has yet to make an appearance this postseason. The Yankees' full lineup looks like this: Brett Gardner LF, Aaron Judge RF, Gary Sanchez C, Didi Gregorius SS, Starlin Castro 2B, Greg Bird 1B, Todd Frazier 3B, Ellsbury DH, Aaron Hicks CF.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 03:16:00 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury is in the designated hitter spot and batting eighth for the Yankees in Friday's ALDS Game 2 versus the Indians.

Ellsbury started the Wild Card Game against the Twins before going to the bench in favor of Chase Headley in Game 1, but the two have flip-flopped again for Game 2. The Yankees' full lineup is as follows: Brett Gardner LF, Aaron Judge RF, Gary Sanchez C, Didi Gregorius SS, Starlin Castro 2B, Greg Bird 1B, Aaron Hicks CF, Ellsbury DH, Todd Frazier 3B.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 01:40:00 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-4 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in a win over the Orioles on Saturday.

He doubled and scored on a Greg Bird homer in the fourth inning, then laced an RBI single in the fifth frame. The aging outfielder has a .264 batting average with seven home runs, 39 RBI, 58 runs and 19 stolen bases in 100 games.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 08:21:00 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury reached base three times and drove in a couple runs Tuesday in Baltimore.

Ellsbury plated the final two runs in what was a six-run third inning for the Yankees. It had looked like that was going to be enough, but the Orioles charged back and won on a Manny Machado walk-off blast. Ellsbury has reached base 12 times over his last five games.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 12:58:00 AM

Jacoby Ellsbury homered and plated four runs on Saturday, powering the Yankees to a 6-3 victory over the Mariners.

Ellsbury got the Yankees on the board with a run-scoring single in the second inning then crushed a three-run blast off of Yovani Gallardo in the fourth inning, breaking the game open. He finished the day 2-for-4 and is now hitting .241/.323/.377 with seven homers and 31 RBI.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 04:51:00 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run homer Tuesday against the Mets.

It was one of two dingers the Yankees had off of Jacob deGrom, as Gary Sanchez also took the right-hander deep. Ellsbury has now homered in consecutive starts, although his playing time has been cut and will continue to be with Aaron Hicks back from the disabled list.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 10:54:00 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury finished 2-for-4 with three RBI in the Yankees' win over the Indians on Sunday.

Ellsbury singled in the top of the fifth inning and hit a bases-clearing three-run triple in the Yankees' five-run sixth inning. It's been a drag of a 2017 season for the well-compensated 33-year-old outfielder, who's still batting just .245/.325/.359. He has 21 RBI in 67 games.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 04:26:00 PM