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CC Sabathia, Yankees Agree On 1-Year Contract

CC Sabathia, Yankees Agree On 1-Year Contract

The six-time All-Star has spent the last 10 seasons with the Yankees. "I think the hunger and the effort, the passion's there, despite the disgusting outcome that took place in the World Series this year".

Sabathia went 9-7 with a 3.65 ERA in 29 starts previous year for a 100-win NY club that lost in the American League Division Series to the Boston Red Sox.

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

Needless to say, Cashman and Co. recognize that starting pitching is a major need fresh off a 100-win season that saw NY put up historic numbers on offense.

A team official confirmed to the Daily News that the sides were "close" to agreeing to the deal, which would return to the fold two of the three remaining Yankees who had been members of the 2009 World Championship team. "So he put himself in a good position as a free agent".

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Yankees have interest in Kluber, Carrasco and Paxton in addition to free agent targets Corbin, Happ and CC.

I'd expect Yankees general manager Brian Cashman to further address the rotation this offseason, at the very least to add depth.

"It's been a year-and-a-half, I'm not going to be Sisyphus pushing the rock up a hill and having it roll back on top of me", Cashman said.

The lefty veteran had a 3.65 ERA across 153 innings over 29 starts this season. We're in name exchanges.

According to Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports, the team is seeking two new starters in either free agency or the trade market. Because shortstop Didi Gregorius will miss much of next season after surgery to fix a torn elbow ligament, Cashman is examining infield options within and outside.