Dodgers reportedly asked Yankees about CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira
While they were on their multi-million dollar shopping spree, the Dodgers reportedly asked the Yankees if they had any interest in unloading CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira, both of whom are signed to long-term deals.
The New York Post’s Joel Sherman reports that the Dodgers began calling teams in July about taking on unwanted contracts and that they inquired about those two players. Yankees officials apparently told them they were not interested in moving either player.
Sabathia has four years and $99 million guaranteed remaining on his contract, while Teixeira has four years and $90 million left on his deal.
Sabathia is still one of the most reliable starting pitchers in baseball, so it’s understandable why the Yankees would want to keep him. Teixeira is working on his third straight relatively disappointing season, so it would have made sense if the team thought about shedding his contract. However, we’re talking about the Yankees here, and as long as they’re getting relatively good production from a player, they probably don’t mind if they’re paying a premium. The Dodgers aren’t the only team trying to win a World Series here.
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