New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia wants a role in the front office for the Bombers after he retires at the conclusion of this year.
Having played for the Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers and Yankees, Sabathia is a six-time MLB All-Star, a World Series Champion and a Cy Young Award winner. Sabathia also reached 3,000 career strikeouts and 250 career wins this season.
When he does call it quits at the end of this season, Sabathia doesn’t want to put the Yankees organization in the rearview mirror. According to Brendan Kuty of NJ.com, Sabathia wants a role in the Bombers front office.
CC Sabathia says he wants a front office job w/ the #Yankees ASAP after retirement. Wants to stay around the stadium, around the team. Says there’s no way he’d unretire. Says he’a been in Cashman’s ear about getting him a job, maybe like a special assistant.
— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) July 9, 2019
Sabathia has hinted before at staying with the Yankees after retirement. In May, he told Andrew Marchand of the New York Post his plans for when his playing days officially conclude.
“I want to be a part of the Yankees still, front office, whatever; however, we can work that out,” Sabathia said.
“I want strongly, for sure, the Yankee thing, wherever that takes me,” he said. “We will see how it shakes out, podcast and maybe a streaming show.”
Sabathia returned to Cleveland for the All-Star Break this week and was honored at the All-Star Game on Tuesday.
Thus far in 2019, Sabathia is 5-4 with a 4.03 ERA through 14 starts. Regardless of how the rest of this year goes for the Yankees, what a career it’s been for the starting left-hander. Hopefully, the Bombers can get him one more World Series ring before his playing days end.