While it’s not how we envisioned it, CC Sabathia returned to Yankee Stadium on Monday night for the first time since he announced his retirement last season. CC was spotted sitting behind home plate in the Legends seats, taking in the Yankees’ intrasquad game.
Sabathia, who literally pitched until he couldn’t anymore when he hurt his left shoulder in last year’s ALCS, has slimmed down considerably in retirement life. In January, CC revealed that he was considering coming back as a reliever for 2020, but the injury in October ended that idea.
CC is a special adviser to the front office, so it’s nice to see him still involved with the team. It’s also nice seeing him wear a mask with no one near him.