Sabathia staying with Yankees

Paola Ditto
Novembre 9, 2018

In 18 postseason starts with the Yankees, Sabathia is 8-4 with a 3.45 ERA. The agreement will become official after Sabathia takes a physical on Wednesday.

The 2019 season will be Sabathia's 19th in the majors and his final one. Sabathia is one of 15 pitchers to pitch in at least 10 seasons with the Yankees, and only OF Brett Gardner (11 seasons since 2008) has a longer continuous tenure among current Yankees. He will do the same thing this year with a slightly lower salary. Perhaps former Yankee Andrew Miller will return to the Bronx and reform the old "No Runs DMC" unit. Over the last two seasons, he's posted a 3.67 ERA averaging just over five innings a start. He remains a steady and reliable presence in the starting rotation. Hear Sabathia, in planned last season, didn't want to look around, wanted to quickly work out something with NYY.

"I love it here obviously", Sabathia said.

At the moment, Sabathia will be penciled in next to Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka.

Free agency isn't the only avenue NY could look to when it comes to pitching.

The Yankees acquired Gray from the Athletics at the 2017 trade deadline.

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The Yankees have several internal options for those spots. Prospects Justus Sheffield, Chance Adams, and Jonathan Loaisiga could all get a chance to earn a spot in spring training. A trade could be involved and there are certainly some free agents that fit as well. Cashman has intimidated the club will sign multiple starters. Even though the Yankees may need pitching (which they do), they have other needs, too. "I'd be saying goodbye to people probably, more so than not".

Among the top pitchers available are Patrick Corbin, Dallas Keuchel, Nathan Eovaldi, and JA Happ.

"Seeing Happ up close and being a teammate, he is a good example for the young guys on the team, " Sabathia said of Happ, who went 7-0 with a 2.69 ERA in 11 regular-season starts following a trade from the Blue Jays.

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