Baseball CC Sabathia to end career with Yankees, agrees to one-year deal by Gregg Snyder November 7, 2018 New York Yankees General Manager, Brian Cashman, has not been shy in stating the organization will look to upgrade its starting rotation this offseason. Cashman began to implement his plan on Tuesday as the Yankees and veteran lefty CC Sabathia agreed to a one-year, $8M contract. The deal will assure Sabathia ends his career in pinstripes. The left-hander confirmed on a podcast with Brandon Steiner that he plans for 2019 to be his final season. Sabathia will fit in the Yankees starting rotation behind Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka, giving the team three quality arms. In 2018, Sabathia finished with a 3.65 ERA through 29 starts. He threw 153 innings and struck out 8.3 batters while walking three per nine innings. Despite being on the higher end of age range for starting pitchers, Sabathia continues to make batters miss. His swing and miss rates in 2018 were his highest since 2012. The ideal scenario would be to have Sabathia as the fifth starter. In order for that to take place, Cashman will need to add more quality arms. In addition to his performance on the field, Sabathia has always been a great member of the clubhouse. That’s not to be overlooked when keeping a young team in line. The Yankees have been tied to multiple names in their search for starting pitching. J.A. Happ joined the Yankees near the trade deadline and proved to be one of their most consistent starters. He is now a free agent and Cashman has said he hopes to re-sign him. There will however be some competition, mainly from the Toronto Blue Jays, the team that traded him to New York. Fellow free agent lefties, Patrick Corbin and Dallas Keuchel have been mentioned by many as potential targets. On the trade front, the Cleveland Indians Corey Kluber and Seattle Mariners James Paxton may be available for the right price. Current internal options for the Yankees rotation include top prospect Justus Sheffield, Chance Adams, Jonathan Loaisiga, and Domingo German. Post Views: 994 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Gregg Snyder Latest posts by Gregg Snyder (see all) Last Dance Championship to be Played at Arm & Hammer Park - June 24, 2020 Monmouth Park To Open For Fans July 2 - June 23, 2020 Giants Stars to Join Hip New Jersey Telethon - May 26, 2020 Drive-In experience planned for Yankee Stadium - May 21, 2020 Related TopicsBaseballBrian CashmanCC SabathiaFeatureluis severinoMasahiro TanakaNew York Yankees Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Headlines Trending Videos Charity Events “Ticket to Ride” Campaign Benefits Fantastic Friends of WNY Baseball The First Day of Summer Camp Lacrosse New York Lizards, Major League Lacrosse Eye July Return Hockey Edmonton, Toronto Selected As Hub Cities FACES Hard work has led to success for John Jacob in high school football Baseball Yankees’ Billy Martin’s Luxury Lake House For Sale FACES Angelo DeSalvo Enjoys Successful Career in Coaching High School Football Basketball Kevin Durant Joins Philadelphia Union Ownership FACES Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) FACES Women in Sports Interview Series: National Lacrosse League Host & Producer, Devan Kaney (VIDEO) Football “Overtime” – Ep. 43: New York Guardians 2020 Season Opener (Video) BIZ “Overtime” – Ep. 40: NY Raptors Thanksgiving Classic 2019 (VIDEO) Podcasts More in Baseball The First Day of Summer Camp The first day of summer camp. It’s a day that signifies excitement, happiness and... A Timeline of Negotiations Between the MLB Owners, Players It all began on Mar. 26, 2020. Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major... Honoring the Legend of Satchel Paige As we celebrate the Negro League’s Centennial season, we look back at some of... You Know I’m Right, Episode 21: Nathan’s Hot Dog-Eating Contest, Cam Newton And Barry Bonds (Audio) On the 21st episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese discuss: 2020 Nathan’s... The Yankees are Looking to Bolster their Rotation Could Bryce Harper be the Yankees new first baseman?