Updates from Tuesday, Dec. 3
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that Elisbury is close to signing a mega deal with Boston's biggest rival:
Star free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is in serious talks with the Yankees and the sides appear to be close to reaching a seven-year deal. sources said.
"It could happen," said someone familiar with the talks.
It is believed the deal would exceeed Carl Crawford's $142-million, seven-year deal.
Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports added:
Can confirm @JonHeymanCBS report that Yankees and Jacoby Ellsbury are close to a long-term deal.— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) December 4, 2013
Just minutes later, Feinsand reported that the two sides had indeed agreed to terms:
The Yankees' deal with Ellsbury is done, pending a physical. I'm told the contract is bigger than Crawford's 7 year/$142M deal.— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) December 4, 2013