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Yankees Officially Re-Sign C.C. Sabathia To A 1-Year Deal

Yankees Officially Re-Sign C.C. Sabathia To A 1-Year Deal


Yankees Officially Re-Sign C.C. Sabathia To A 1-Year Deal

The New York Yankees have announced they have re-signed veteran pitcher C.C. Sabathia to a one-year deal for the 2018 season.

Sabathia’s deal for the 2018 season is worth $10 million which is a large pay cut from his 2017 earnings of $25 million.

Last season, the 37-year-old started 27 games, going 14-5 with a 3.69 ERA (148.2 IP/61 ER) and 120 strikeouts. C.C. Sabathia’s fourteen wins were tied with Luis Severino for the most on the team. His 2017 record was the first time since 2013 were he had an above .500 record.

Sabathia started four games during the Yankees’ postseason run. He went 1-1 with a 2.37 ERA during those games. His one win came in Game 3 of the ALCS after six shut-out inning, allowing three hits and striking out five batters. His composure kept him cool in jams like the one he saw in the third inning of Game 7. He was able to get Yuliesky Gurriel to ground out with runners on the corners.

He has started 255 games,has a 120-73 record with a 3.75 ERA (1657.2 IP/690 ER), allowed 1601 hits and struck out 1453 opposing batters during his career with New York. His 2009 campaign and postseason dominance helped the Yankees win their record 27th World Series title.

Next Season

Next season’s Yankees rotation currently consists of Luis Severino, Mashiro Tanaka, Sonny Gray, and Jordan Montgomery. The Yankees were close to the World Series last year, and will be looking to push for the title championship.

The Yankees will look upon Sabathia for leadership and guidance when taking the field next season.