With pitchers and catchers reporting this week, New York Yankees lefty CC Sabathia is ready to get back to work. But not before addressing the media with his plans following the 2019 campaign.
According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, Sabathia will hold a press conference on Saturday. Sabathia assured the media it had nothing to do with his health but it’s likely he’ll discuss his retirement after this season.
CC Sabathia is having a press conference Saturday. Told that nothing dramatic has changed because of his health; he’s still pitching this year. Yankees aren’t confirming this, but it’s likely a chance to make official what he already said about retirement after 2019.
Sabathia signed a one-year contract back in November, while consecutively declaring it as the final one in his 19-year career. In 29 starts, Sabathia went 9-7 with a 3.65 ERA and a 1.314 WHIP in 153 inning.
In conjunction with 2019 being Sabathia’s final campaign, he is slated to miss the first five games of the season due to suspension. He’s slated to return to the Yankees on April 3 against the Detroit Tigers.