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CC Sabathia | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 300
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 1 (20) / CLE
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Yankees' general manager Brian Cashman said Sunday that he has yet to discuss a contract for next season with CC Sabathia or his agent, Kyle Thousand.
Cashman did note however that he may see Thousand during the upcoming general manager meetings. The 37-year-old hurler had a very nice season for the Yankees in 2017 and posted a 2.37 ERA across his four starts in the postseason. A reunion seems to make sense for both sides, provided they can work out the financials. Nov 12 - 8:54 PM

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When asked after Saturday's loss whether he wanted to re-sign with the Yankees, impending free agent CC Sabathia responded, "of course."

Sabathia is 37, but he's put up a solid 3.81 ERA over the last two seasons and held a 2.37 ERA across four playoff starts this year. He could help a number of teams in 2018, but the big left-hander re-upping with the Yankees makes a lot of sense for both sides. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports has reported last month that the Yankees are interested in re-signing Sabathia to a one-year deal in the $8-10 million range.
Oct 22 - 11:48 AM

CC Sabathia struggled for much of his ALCS Game 7 start against the Astros on Saturday, allowing a run on five hits over 3 1/3 innings in a loss.

Sabathia was much more vulnerable than a glance at the run column would indicate, as he routinely worked into trouble without much repercussion. The one blow he couldn't avoid was an Evan Gattis solo homer in the fourth inning that ended up being the game-winning hit. Sabathia also walked three without striking out a batter in the loss. The 37-year-old will be a free agent this winter.
Oct 21 - 11:22 PM

CC Sabathia came up big for the Yankees on Monday, spinning six shutout frames in an 8-1 ALCS Game 3 victory over the Astros.

Sabathia struck out nine while yielding just two runs over 4 1/3 innings in the Yanks’ ALDS Game 5 clincher over the Indians, but he gave the Bombers an even bigger boost in this one. The left-hander walked four batters, but he struck out five and yielded a mere three hits on the night, with none of them going for extra bases. It’s the first time since Pedro Martinez in 2009 that a pitcher 37 years or older went at least six shutout innings in a postseason start. Sabathia would be in line to start Game 7 for the Yankees, should the series get there.
Oct 17 - 12:06 AM

CC Sabathia struck out nine hitters in 4 1/3 innings in a victory over the Indians in Game 5 of the ALDS on Wednesday.

For the first four innings, this was vintage Sabathia. The burly southpaw had the Cleveland hitters guessing, and he was finishing batters off with his slider. In the fifth inning, however, it fell apart and New York had to turn to the bullpen. Still, outside of the fact that he didn't pitch enough innings to get the win because of old-fashioned rules, this was an excellent start in a winner-take-all. Sabathia will likely get the start in Game 3 of the ALCS against Houston.
Oct 11 - 11:55 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi confirmed Monday that CC Sabathia would start a potential Game 5 of the ALDS against the Indians.

The alternative would be Sonny Gray, who struggled (3 ER on three hits and four walks over 3 1/3 innings) in his Game 1 start. Sabathia gave up four runs -- two earned -- in 5 1/3 innings in Game 2 last Friday. While Sabathia is lined up for Game 5, the Yankees still have to get past Trevor Bauer in Game 4 on Monday night.
Oct 9 - 3:44 PM

CC Sabathia surrendered four runs -- two earned -- in 5 1/3 innings and did not garner a decision as his team lost to the Indians in extra innings on Friday.

Sabathia struck out five batters, issued three walks and allowed just three hits. He allowed a two-RBI single to Carlos Santana in the bottom of the first. Those two runs were unearned thanks to a Todd Frazier error earlier in the inning. Sabathia yielded another run on a Jason Kipnis single in the second. He was relieved with one out in the sixth. He had an 8-3 lead at the time and it looked like an easy win for the veteran left-hander. One more run was charged to him later in the frame when an inherited runner scored on Francisco Lindor's grand slam off reliever Chad Green. The Yankees are down 2-0 in the five game series.
Oct 6 - 10:37 PM

CC Sabathia will start Game 2 for the Yankees in the ALDS against the Indians on Friday.

It'll be Sabathia going against Corey Kluber in the second game, which sounds like a bit of a mismatch on paper. That's why they play the games, though. The Yankees haven't announced who'll start Game 3 yet, but with Luis Severino throwing only 29 pitches in the Wild Card Game, he should be ready to go.
Oct 4 - 8:12 PM

MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports that CC Sabathia plans to continue pitching in 2018.

Sabathia's $202 million contract runs out after 2017, and a deal that had looked like an albatross finished on a pretty good note with the lefty posting a 3.81 ERA across 57 starts over the last two seasons. The big southpaw has been particularly good down the stretch with a 3.57 ERA in 13 starts since the All-Star break. Sabathia is 37 and has a chronic knee issue that figures to send him to the disabled list at some point in 2018, but he'll likely only require a one-year contract and looks like a solid innings-eating option for some team. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports has reported previously that the Yankees are interested in re-signing Sabathia to a one-year deal in the $8-10 million range.
Oct 1 - 8:54 AM

CC Sabathia tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings to earn the win in a 2-1 defeat of the Blue Jays on Saturday.

The big left-hander came up big in a game the Yankees had to win in order to have any shot at winning their division. He struck out six batters without issuing a base-on-balls in the gem outing. He scattered four hits while improving his record to 14-5 in 27 starts. He finishes the regular season with a 3.69 ERA, which is his best mark since he produced a 3.38 ERA way back in 2012.
Sep 30 - 5:04 PM

CC Sabathia will start for the Yankees on Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Jaime Garcia had been tabbed to start the game, but with the Yankees still fighting for a division title, they'll put their best foot forward instead. The 37-year-old southpaw is 13-5 on the season with a 3.84 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 114/50 K/BB ratio in his 143 innings.
Sep 30 - 10:17 AM

CC Sabathia yielded three runs over six-plus innings in Monday’s 11-3 win over the Royals.

Sabathia blanked the Royals over the first six innings before he ran out of gas in the seventh. The veteran southpaw allowed three straight hits to begin the seventh — including home runs from Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas — before being pulled. Still, it goes down as a quality start for Sabathia, who struck out four and walked one to improve to 13-5 with a 3.84 ERA on the year. He lines up to finish the regular season against the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Sep 25 - 4:11 PM

CC Sabathia limited the Twins to two runs over six innings of work in Tuesday's 5-2 victory.

Sabathia was pitching on seven days' rest but didn't show any rust. He surrendered six hits and a walk while striking out five, needing a mere 77 pitches to navigate through his six frames. The big lefty surely could have gone deeper into the game, but with the bullpen he has it's hard to blame Yankees manager Joe Girardi for pulling his starter after six. Sabathia will carry a 3.81 ERA into his start against the Royals next week.
Sep 20 - 12:08 AM

CC Sabathia's next start will be pushed back to Tuesday against the Twins.

Sabathia was originally scheduled to start Sunday's series finale against the Orioles, but Sonny Gray will pitch instead. The move is apparently designed to keep Sabathia off the turf in Toronto next weekend. Of course, the veteran southpaw has a chronic knee issue. The change also has the side benefit of ruling Luis Severino out for a start against the Twins, who could face him in the AL Wild Card game.
Sep 16 - 8:06 PM

CC Sabathia worked 4 1/3 innings of one-run ball Monday in a no-decision versus Tampa Bay.

It's pretty clear that there is still serious concern about Sabathia's right knee, as he was lifted at 88 pitches on Monday night at Citi Field despite posting pretty good results against the hurricane-displaced Rays. The veteran southpaw struck out six, walked two, and gave up six hits -- five singles, one triple. The win went to David Robertson, who tossed 2 2/3 scoreless frames.
Sep 11 - 10:56 PM