Yankees’ CC Sabathia officially announces retirement


New York Yankees' CC Sabathia waves to fans as he is honoured before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in New York. (Michael Owens/AP)

New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia made his retirement official Monday morning, releasing a heartfelt statement on social media.

Sabathia, 39, announced before the season that 2019 would be his final campaign. The Vallejo, Calif., native threw the final pitch of his career in Game 4 of the ALCS when he suffered a shoulder injury.

The six-time All-Star and 2007 AL Cy Young winner pitched 19 seasons in the majors, 11 with the Yankees, more than seven with the Cleveland Indians and 17 starts for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008.

Sabathia finishes his career with a 251-161 regular season record with 3,093 strikeouts and a 3.74 ERA.


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