Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Former Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury, Still Owed $47.3 Million, Has Hip Surgery

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When you think about The Bronx Embalmers, Jacoby Ellsbury never really enters the equation anymore. Fittingly, the former Red Sox star (seemingly always beset by injuries) had hip surgery yesterday in New York to repair a torn labrum. He will be out of action for at least six months. Amazingly, The Evil Ones still owe Ellsbury $47.3 million of his seven-year free-agent contract. With a crowded outfield in the Bronx, it's hard to see how Ellsbury could possibly fit into their 2019 plans. And, who in their right mind would want to trade for an injury-prone, soon-to-be 35-year-old player—still owed almost fifty million bucks? The Pinstriped Posers can buy out Ellsbury with a mere $5 million in 2021—but he's got two years before then at $21,142,857 each year! During his seven years wearing Carmine Hose, Ellsbury won two World Series rings (2007, 2013) and hit .297 with 241 stolen bases. In four seasons as a Pinstriped Poser, he's hit just .264 with 102 stolen bases (and no rings).