According to what online sports betting experts have recently learned, free-agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has reached agreement on a seven-year contract with the New York Yankees. However, there’s still a pending physical exam.
The 30 year-old will possibly get paid $153 million over seven years and includes an option for an eighth year that is likely to increase the overall value of the contract to $169 million. This MLB deal exceeds Carl Crawford’s seven-year, $142 million contract with the Boston Red Sox in December 2010.
Earlier this week Ellsbury was on his way from his home in Arizona to New York to take the physical exam.
With Ellsbury in center field, the New York team would likely shift Brett Gardner to left field.
Recently the Yankees have shown worry about the possibility of losing second baseman Robinson Cano. YouWager experts believe that the negotiations between the Yankees and Cano have the New York team thinking the Seattle Mariners might be willing to offer Cano $200 million over eight years. The Yankees are not ready to go past $175 million for Cano.
The New York team has also held talks with Dan Lozano, the agent for Carlos Beltran. The MLB team is happy with the idea of signing free agent Carlos Beltran on a two-year deal, but with the Kansas City Royals reportedly willing to give Beltran $48 million over three years, a source with knowledge of the Bronx Bombers’ thinking said the team had no plans to add a third year for the 36-year-old outfielder.