Ellsbury is owed $63.4 million through 2020 plus a $5 million buyout. He also has a full no trade clause.
From Jon Heyman:
Word is, Ellsbury, who has a no-trade clause, doesn’t want to be dealt from the Yankees, so that could be a complication in such a scenario.
The Yankees have been talking to several teams about Ellsbury and Headley in particular, and are willing to offset salaries — especially Ellsbury’s — depending on the take.
It’s not news that the Yankees are trying to dump Jacoby Ellsbury (and Chase Headley too), but word that he might not agree to a deal is depressing. It’s terrible to think that if the Yankees could somehow find a team willing to take on part of Ellsbury’s contract that he might not let it happen.