Well, looks like the Boston Red Sox get to bunt on CC Sabathia a few more times.
The 37-year-old pitcher looked anything but finished during the 2017 season, as he went 14-5 with a 3.69 ERA in 27 starts for the New York Yankees. And he’ll be back in the Bronx next season, with Sabathia and the Yankees agreeing on a one-year, $10 million contract, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported Saturday, citing a source.
Sabathia was rumored to be fielding offers from other teams, and no one would’ve been shocked if he elected to retire. But the Yankees’ recent acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton apparently convinced Sabathia to return for a chance to win his second World Series title.
Sabathia could potentially rejoin a vastly improved rotation, as the Yankees reportedly are working on a trade for Pittsburgh Pirates starter Gerrit Cole.
Major League Baseball’s active leader with 2,846 career strikeouts and 3,317 innings pitched, Sabathia also ranks second among active pitchers in both victories (237) and games started (509) behind Bartolo Colon.