Jacoby Ellsbury sent a thank-you message to Red Sox fans on Friday via an advertisement in the Boston Globe.
Ellsbury, who will be introduced by the Yankees at a press conference at Yankee Stadium on Friday at 11 a.m., left the Red Sox as a free agent after helping them win the World Series. He landed a seven-year, $153 million deal with the Yankees.
The text of his message reads as follows:
Red Sox Nation,
Two World Championships and seven years of great memories.
To the fans of New England, teammates and the many friendships made.