CC Sabathia agrees to $8 million deal to remain with Yankees
CC Sabathia is returning to the New York Yankees for the 2019 season on a one-year deal.
The New York Post’s Joel Sherman reports that Sabathia is getting an $8 million deal, pending a physical. Sherman says Sabathia wanted to get the deal done quickly.
I hear #Yankees and CC Sabathia are working thru final details of what, when finalized, would be a 1-yr, $8M deal. Hear Sabathia, in planned last season, didn't want to look around, wanted to quickly work out something with NYY.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 6, 2018
The 38-year-old went 9-7 with a 3.65 ERA last season. That was almost a duplication of his 2017 season in which he went 14-5 with a 3.69 ERA.
Sabathia has learned how to become effective even with his decline in average fastball velocity. He has primarily become a slider/cutter pitcher now, according to Fangraphs.