NEW YORK — Deep down, Jacoby Ellsbury probably knows he’s going to hear it from Red Sox fans the first time he steps to the plate at Fenway Park wearing No. 22 for the New York Yankees. But Friday, at his news conference after signing a seven-year, $153 million contract, he spoke about the good memories and the good treatment from Boston fans, but mostly how he looked forward to “the next chapter” of his career.
“I’m not sure,” Ellsbury said when asked what kind of a reception he expects when he returns to Fenway Park. “I guess how I look at it is, like I’ve mentioned numerous times, I have great memories and the fans were great to me. They treated me well. The winning, the championships, it was all good. I guess we’ll see, but I appreciate how they treated me.’’