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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 re-signed LHP CC Sabathia to a one-year, $10 million contract.
The deal was agreed to on December 16 and then finalized Tuesday after Sabathia passed a physical. The veteran left-hander drew free agent interest this winter from teams like the Angels and Blue Jays, but he always seemed destined to return to New York. Sabathia put up a solid 3.69 ERA (122 ERA+) over 148 2/3 regular-season innings in 2017 before registering a 2.37 ERA across four playoff starts. Tue, Dec 26, 2017 03:13:00 PM

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Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that the Yankees have agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract with CC Sabathia.

The deal is pending a physical. It will be the 10th season spent in New York for the 37-year-old southpaw who posted a 3.69 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in a resurgent 2017 season. He give the Yankees much needed depth in the starting rotation, but it's likely they'll still be in the market for additional arms despite this signing.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 12:47:00 PM

Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet Canada reports that the Blue Jays are giving serious consideration to pursuing CC Sabathia.

Sabathia has a history with several of the Blue Jays front-office members from his time in Cleveland. He's coming off a year where he posted a 3.69 ERA in just under 149 innings for the Yankees, and pitched well for New York in the playoffs with a 2.37 ERA in four starts. Considering how limited the pitching market is and how expensive some of the "upper-echelon" starters will be in both cost and years, this could be a way to upgrade the Toronto rotation in economical fashion.
Source: Sportsnet
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 08:16:00 PM

According to George A. King III of the New York Post, the Blue Jays met with free agent starter CC Sabathia on Tuesday.

Sabathia seemed poised for a return to the Yankees when the offseason began and Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports noted Tuesday that the two parties remain in touch, but the Angels were reported to have interest on Sunday night and now the Jays are also in the mix. The veteran left-hander posted an impressive 3.69 ERA (122 ERA+) in 148 2/3 innings with New York in 2017.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 09:29:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports notes that the Yankees are talking to free agent CC Sabathia.

They've maintained contact with the big left-hander since the offseason began. Sabathia is clearly comfortable in New York and the Yankees could use an innings eater for the 2018 season, so a re-up would make a ton of sense. It's not clear how much competition the Yankees are going to have here. George A. King III of the New York Post reported on Sunday that the Angels are in the running.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 07:07:00 PM

George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the Angels have had discussions with free agent left-hander C.C. Sabathia.

The 37-year-old had a resurgence in 2017, posting a 14-5 record, 3.69 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 120/50 K/BB ratio across 148 2/3 innings with the Yankees, and was even better in the postseason. The Yankees have also reached out to Sabathia about a possible return to New York.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 10:49:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Yankees have reached out to CC Sabathia about a potential return.

The 37-year-old left-hander was one of the Yankees' best pitchers in 2017, culminating in a strong 2.37 ERA over his four starts in the postseason. Now that they have been cut from the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes, they could turn back to Sabathia to fill a major hole in their starting rotation. New Yankees' manager Aaron Boone is a former teammate of Sabathia and the two reportedly have a strong relationship.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 09:44:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 08:54:00 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 11:48:00 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.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 11:22:00 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.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 12:06:00 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.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 11:55:00 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.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 03:44:00 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.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 10:37:00 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.
Wed, Oct 4, 2017 08:12:00 PM