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  • Affiliation
    New York Yankees (MLB)
  • Last Year's Rank
    -
  • Salary
    $21,142,857
  • Endorsements
    $70,000
  • Total Earnings
    $21,212,857

It was a crushing blow to Red Sox fans when Ellsbury, who had made his name in Boston and earned two rings there, signed a seven-year, $153 million deal with the archrival Yankees. Many criticized the size of the contract, and in order to prove them wrong the 30-year-old outfielder will have to be even better than he was in Boston. For now, the rising star has small deals with Nike and Rawlings.