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6 MLB Teams That Could Return Jacoby Ellsbury to Superstardom with Winter Trade
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Thus far in his six-year career, Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has taken his fans on a rollercoaster ride.

There was the extreme high at the beginning of his career, when he burst onto the scene in 2007 and became a household name in Boston with his play during the postseason that helped the Red Sox secure its second World Series title in four seasons.

There was the steady rise to the top over the next two seasons as Ellsbury led the league in stolen bases twice and continued developing into a promising young ballplayer.

There was the extreme low in 2010 as Ellsbury missed all but 18 games with rib injuries that had teammates questioning his toughness and durability.

There was the high once again last season as Ellsbury finished second in MVP Award balloting and showed off a power stroke that produced 32 home runs.

Another low this season, as Ellsbury missed exactly three months with a shoulder subluxation and his team imploded around him.

Now, at least one MLB executive believes that Ellsbury's career with the Red Sox might be short-lived.

CSNNE.com reporter Sean McAdam said that when asked about the chances that Ellsbury could possibly be signed to a long-term extension before reaching free agency at the end of next season, the MLB exec quickly said, "Zero."

Okay, then!

McAdam goes on to say that Ellsbury could be dangled out there for other teams in order to receive a quality starter in return.

Here are six MLB teams that could give Ellsbury the chance to return to superstardom once again.

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