The New York Yankees may not have to pay Jacoby Ellsbury the $26 million he's owed despite cutting him loose earlier this week.

According to a report, the Yankees are attempting to recoup some of the money by filing a grievance because Ellsbury used an outside facility to rehab injuries that kept him off the field for the past two seasons.

Ellsbury hasn’t played since the 2017 season due to several physical issues that included hip surgery in August 2018.

The outfielder's contract for 2020 is $21 million and there is a $5 million buyout on a $21 million option in 2021, which means he will clear waivers and become a free agent.