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’ offseason 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.
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