Back in May, CC Sabathia told George A. King III of The New York Post that should the Yankees win it all in 2018, he would call it career. Fast forward to July and it appears the big man has had a change of heart.
While speaking to Jon Paul Morosi of MLB.com, the 38-year-old said he wants to play one more year.
“I’m going start to start,” Sabathia said before the All Star break. “I go out one start and feel like I can pitch five more years. I go out another start and I’m feeling done. But if I can stay healthy — if my knee holds up — hopefully I’ll play one more.”
As for that one more championship he’s chasing, Sabathia likes what he’s seeing from his club.
“We had that good stretch early, but I still feel like we’re going to play better,” he said. “I’m still waiting for us to play well, if that makes sense. It’s encouraging.”
Sabathia signed a one year deal with the Yanks in the offseason worth $10 million. He currently holds a 6-4 record with a 3.51 ERA in 18 starts for the Bombers. Should he pitch in 2019, and should it be with the Bombers, it will be his 10th year in pinstripes.