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The 2013 campaign is huge for Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury. Unfortunately for the former MVP candidate, it hasn't gone so well so far. There has been talk of whether or not the Red Sox should ink the center fielder to a long-term deal, but as of yet sides haven't discussed a contract extension, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. After coming off a tough 2012 season, Ellsbury signed a one-year, $9 million tender for 2013. It represents his last season of arbitration eligibility, as he's set to hit the free agent market this winter. The Red Sox have indicated that they'd be interested in retaining Ellsbury, but it's been difficult to gauge his value considering his uneven production and proneness to injury. When he was good, he was great, hitting .321/.376/.552 with 46 doubles and 32 home runs in 2011. However, he's been not so good over the past two seasons -- hitting only .260/.310/.356 -- while also struggling with injuries. It seems like the pending contract could be impacting Ellsbury's performance this year. Whatever the case, the 29-year-old will hope to pick it up over the summer in an effort to market himself for his next deal. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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