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Person familiar with negotiations: Yanks, Ellsbury closing on $153 million, 7-year deal

12/03/2013 10:05 EST | Updated 02/02/2014 05:59 EST
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees were working toward an agreement with outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million.

Ellsbury, who helped Boston win the World Series this year, would be the second major free-agent addition in the Yankees' off-season rebuilding. He was to take a physical in New York on Wednesday, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized.

New York had not yet finalized any deal with Ellsbury, a second person familiar with the talks said Tuesday night, also speaking on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized.

The Yankees also had been negotiating with Shin-Soo Choo, who like Ellsbury is represented by agent Scott Boras.

Earlier Tuesday, New York finalized an $85 million, five-year contract with All-Star catcher Brian McCann.

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