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January 17th

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1970 The Yankees draft Fred Lynn in the third round of the January phase of the free-agent draft, but the El Monte High School senior chooses to attend USC on a scholarship to play football. The 17 year-old Californian, who will join the Trojan's baseball squad in his freshman year, becomes the first player in MLB history to win the MVP and Rookie of the Year awards in the same season while playing for the 1975 Red Sox.

2012 Avoiding arbitration, the Red Sox and Jacoby Ellsbury come to terms on a one-year, $8.05 million non-guaranteed deal. The 28 year-old outfielder, the American League Comeback Player of the Year, finished second in AL Most Valuable Player balloting after hitting .321, belting 32 home runs, and driving in 105 runs for the last-place team.

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