By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia is expected to announce his retirement on Saturday. He signed a one-year deal with the team in November.
Sabathia and the Yankees have scheduled a 1 pm press conference today. At that presser, he is expected to announce he will step away from the game at the conclusion of the 2019 Yankees season.
The 38-year-old signed an $8 million deal for this season. This will be his 11th season with the Yankees.
He has been suspended by MLB for the first five games of the season. He was suspended from an incident in September 2018 after throwing the ball at the batter.
He is now eligible to pitch against the Detroit Tigers on April 3.
Besides playing for the Yankees, Sabathia also played for the Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers.
The Vallejo, California native went 9-7 during the 2018 season with a 3.65 ERA in 29 starts. He also allowed 72 runs (62 earned runs), including 19 home runs, on 150 hits. Sabathia also struck out 140 batters and walked 51.
In his 18-year career, he has gone 246-153 with a 3.70 ERA in 538 starts with 38 complete games and 12 shutouts. He has allowed 1,559 runs (1,426 earned runs), including 355 home runs) on 3,292 hits. He also stuck out 2,986 batters and walked 1,060.
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