(USATODAY) — The New York Yankees, after bluffing that they would slash their payroll this winter, exposed their hand to the baseball world Tuesday night.
Yep, the Yankees are back to being the old Yankees. Budgets be damned.
The Yankees reached a tentative agreement Tuesday night with prized free agent center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury on a seven-year contract for $153 million, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told USA TODAY Sports. The person was unauthorized to speak publicly because the deal had not been announced by the Yankees.
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