BOSTON -- Jacoby Ellsbury is leaving the Boston Red Sox for their rival New York Yankees.

The thought of Ellsbury in pinstripes is sure to upset Red Sox fans who remember when another Red Sox outfielder, Johnny Damon, also left the team for the Yankees.

According to baseball sources, Ellsbury has reached agreement on a seven-year contract with the Yankees, pending a physical exam.

A CBSSports.com report indicated Ellsbury's deal exceeds Carl Crawford's seven-year, $142 million contract with the Boston Red Sox in December 2010.

Ellsbury was reportedly on his way from his home in Arizona to New York on Tuesday night to take the physical.