The Jacoby Ellsbury era with Yankees comes to an end

By WEEI 93.7

Well, that didn't work out as the Yankees had planned.

The Jacoby Ellsbury era in the Bronx has come to a close after the Yankees released the 36-year-old Wednesday night. 

Ellsbury had one more year left on his seven-year, $153 million deal with New York meaning the Yankees are still on the hook for the $21,142,857.15 he was owed for 2020 along with a $5 million buyout that was put in place for 2021 when the outfielder would have carried a team option for $21 million.

Due to a variety of injuries, Ellsbury hasn't played in the majors since 2017 when he totaled 112 games. In total, he played in 520 games for the Yankees totaling a combined .264 batting average and .716 OPS, hitting 39 home runs and stealing 102 bases. New York went 280-240 in regular-season games he played in.

Ellsbury never recaptured the level of performance turned in during the 2011 season when he hit .321 with a .921 OPS, 32 homers and 39 stolen bases.