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Last ride: Yankees' Sabathia retiring after season

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, who is 14 strikeouts away from reaching 3,000 for his career and four wins from 250, formally announced that he'll retire after the 2019 season.

Sabathia on retiring: 'It's time to be around my family' (1:16)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Even LeBron released a statement on CC's retirement!: "I want to congratulate CC on an incredible Major League career. Not only is he one of the best pitchers to ever play the game, but he'll also go down as one of the great competitors to ever pick up a baseball. His genuine love of the game and his undeniable passion have brought so much joy to fans for 19 seasons. It's been an honor to watch him play and I'm excited to see what he'll take on next. Congrats my friend." -Via Yankees PR

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Really cool initiative CC and Amber Sabathia are undertaking this season with their PitCCh In Foundation. On road trips the Yankees make this year, 52 children from that city's Boys & Girls Club will be hosted at that big-league park. CC feels indebted to the Club.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Derek Jeter on CC Sabathia officially announcing 2019 will be his last season: "I had the pleasure of competing against CC and also with him, and have always considered him one of my favorite teammates. He rose to and exceeded the expectations and pressure, especially during his time with the Yankees, and was a key piece to the 2009 championship team. CC embodies what it means to be a professional athlete and has been an incredible ambassador for Baseball. He has an unwavering commitment to success on the field and an even greater desire to give back through his foundation work off the field." –Via Yankees PR.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

"All I ever wanted was to be remembered as a good teammate ... and I anticipate 2019 will be a championship season." —CC Sabathia says with several current teammates, personnel staff sitting in this room

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

And there it is. CC Sabathia: "I just wanted to make this announcement that 2019 is my final season."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Cashman didn't commit to this fully, but said today it could be possible Jacoby Ellsbury begins the season on the DL due to his setbacks from plantar fasciitis. He'll be in camp at the earliest mid-late March, Cashman said. Currently, Ellsbury is going through 6-8 hours a day of physical therapy in Arizona with a Yankees trainer. He/team feel it's better for him to stay out there for now. Ellsbury recently had a cortisone injection that's also slowed his progression.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Cashman says Aaron Nola's recent four-year, $45 million deal was "instructive" as it gave the Yankees a point of reference when trying to extend Luis Severino on Friday.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The New York Yankees' starting rotation all showed up for Luis Severino's news conference announcing his contract extension.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

At the start of what will be a big day for CC Sabathia, the veteran pitcher was out early playing catch in the outfield. (Photo from ESPN photog George Albright)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees make it official and announce that they signed Luis Severino to a four-year contract extending through the 2022 season, with a club option for the 2023 season.

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1dColey Harvey

Farquhar takes next step, throws bullpen session

Danny Farquhar, who suffered a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm last April, took a massive step toward pitching again the majors, throwing a bullpen session with the Yankees on Friday.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

When Danny Farquhar walked into the news conference room at Steinbrenner Field just now he excitedly blurted out: "This is so cool!" He went on to later add: "Just to think 10 months ago that I would be here, you don't know. And I am extraordinarily just thankful."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Boone tried hard to avoid discussing Luis Severino's pending extension, but he was posed a hypothetical about locking up a good young pitcher long term. His response: "He's a great pitcher and I hope he's here for a long time. Hope we can get him out tomorrow. Missed seeing him on the field today."

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1dJeff Passan

Yanks extend Severino; deal maxes at $52.25M

The Yankees and starting pitcher Luis Severino have reached a four-year deal with a fifth-year option. Sources told ESPN that the total value of the deal could max out at $52.25 million.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Boone also said Aroldis Chapman's knee, which was so problematic down the stretch last year, is in "good condition." CC Sabathia's knee is one the Yankees are keeping an eye on as they ease him into spring training work. It prob won't be until March 1 before he does PFP and mound work.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Although the Yankees are planning to keep Gary Sánchez out of game action the first week of spring training following his offseason shoulder surgery, he isn't really all that limited right now, Aaron Boone said. "He's full steam ahead," per the manager.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Ottavino said this today about wearing the No. 0: "I didn't wanna do anything to upset people but I had to be myself and didn't know what the organization would think. So I said it's kinda ... ‘the balls in your court.' For me, it's just a number I'm comfortable with."

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8512nd
Batting Average.24916th
On Base Percentage.3298th
Slugging Percentage.4512nd
Earned Run Average3.7810th
Quality Starts87Tied-5th
WHIP1.246th
BAA.2377th