The New York Yankees have cut Jacoby Ellsbury, who has not played since 2017.

Ellsbury has more than $26 million left on his seven-year, $153 million contract.

New York made the move to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. They added seven players to protect them from next month's Rule 5 draft.

Ellsbury is owed $21,142,857 for next season plus a $5 million buyout of a $21 million team option for 2021.