Report: CC Sabathia to join Yankees front office
What's on the horizon for the former Cy Young winner and World Series champion? A move to the Yankees front office as a special adviser, according to reports.
"Sabathia's yet-to-be-determined role is expected to encompass speaking with players at all levels of the system, and it could potentially include on-air stints broadcasting games with the YES Network," Bryan Hoch wrote.
Sabathia was one of the team's most outspoken clubhouse leaders during his time in pinstripes from 2009 to 2019, and even though a shoulder injury suffered last October derailed any hopes of a possible 2020 return for the big lefty, he'll remain close to the team as he transitions into his post-playing career.
Other Yankees special advisers over the years have included Andy Pettitte, Reggie Jackson, Alex Rodriguez, Nick Swisher, Hideki Matsui and others, and now Sabathia will be the next former Yankees great to continue helping to influence the Bombers going forward.
Over 19 career MLB seasons, Sabathia struck out 3,093 batters, won 251 games and collected six All-Star selections to go with his 2007 Cy Young Award and 2009 World Series ring.
Sabathia left everything out on the mound to the maximum extent, throwing until his arm "couldn't go anymore," but for the Yankees, there's still plenty of wisdom left to be gleaned from CC.
CC Sabathia didn't rule out a possible 2020 comeback as a reliever before his postseason shoulder injury. pic.twitter.com/w9t2SPjWT1- YES Network (@YESNetwork) January 13, 2020