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Switching sides: Ellsbury arrives at Yankees camp

Tuesday - 2/18/2014, 7:20pm  ET

RONALD BLUM
AP Sports Writer

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Jacoby Ellsbury walked into the Yankees clubhouse, filled with all that gear with pinstripes and the famous interlocking "NY." He walked over to his locker in the back, the one used last spring by former Boston Red Sox teammate Kevin Youkilis.

Ellsbury was in the den of his former team's enemy, at least in the view of many Boston fans. But for now, with games that count more than a month away, the speedy center fielder still gets preferential treatment after helping the Red Sox win the World Series.

He found that out when he went to a deli before heading to the ballpark.

"Red Sox fan gave me some free breakfast this morning down here in Tampa," he said Tuesday. "There's still the love there. It's nice to see."


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