The Yankees are re-signing lefty CC Sabathia to a one-year, $10 million deal, a source confirmed Saturday afternoon. Mark Feinsand of MLB.com first reported the deal.
Sabathia, 37, will return for his tenth season in pinstripes after testing the open market and reportedly discussing deals with the Angels and Blue Jays. The veteran became a priority for the Yankees once they acquired Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins and turned their attention to rotation additions.
Sabathia will re-join Masahiro Tanaka, Luis Severino, Sonny Gray and Jordan Montgomery in a Yankees rotation that could still add a big fish like Pittsburgh’s Gerrit Cole or Detroit’s Michael Fulmer in a trade. The $10 million that New York will spend on him was made available by the club’s trade of Chase Headley to the Padres during this week’s winter meetings.
Sabathia had a bounce-back year for the Bombers in 2017, working to a 14-5 record and 3.69 ERA in 148.2 innings. He’s a veteran of 17 major-league seasons, owning a Cy Young award and six All-Star appearances along with a World Series title in that span.