New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia delivers a pitch against Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Yankee Stadium.

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Yankees, Sabathia Agree On 1-Year Deal

November 07, 2018 - 8:53 am
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By WFAN.com

For the second offseason in a row, the Yankees have decided to bring CC Sabathia back on a one-year deal.

According to WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the team and the left-hander, who will turn 39 in July, have agreed to an $8 million contract with no incentives. The deal is pending a physical.

Sabathia enjoyed another strong season in 2018, starting 29 games and going 9-7 with a 3.65 ERA. It will be Sabathia's 10th season with the Yankees.

Over his 18-year career, the former Cy Young Award Winner has a 246-153 record and 3.70 ERA. 

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General manager Brian Cashman admitted Tuesday at baseball's general manager meetings that he was trying to keep Sabathia in the fold.

“Well, we’re going to try to sign him,’’ Cashman said. “We have (Luis Severino) and (Masahiro) Tanaka locked in. Obviously you’d love to bring CC back if we can and then add multiples past that.

“He’s been a great Yankee and he has some time on the clock still.’’

Sabathia underwent surgery last month to clean up his right knee.