CC Sabathia had already announced that the 2019 season would be the last of his major league career; However, that retreat may have come a little earlier after the veteran suffered a series of mid-season injuries that could easily end his career on the spot.
However, C.C. He was motivated by the high level of his teammates to move forward, and the possibility of being part of a World Series winning team for the second time in his career, he told Dan Martin of The New York Post:
This is better than I thought. I didn't think I was going to get this far in the season, not with this knee that I have. I think we knew that this season was going to be a battle for me; Being here and having the chance to start games is all I wanted.
Very nice touch by the Red Sox, presenting CC Sabathia with his No. 52 from the famed Fenway scoreboard.— Pete Caldera (@pcaldera) September 9, 2019
CC tipped his cap to acknowledge the crowd’s ovation and to all the Sox players, who stood outside their dugout applauding. pic.twitter.com/B9MAHWlHq7
The veteran despite his enormous experience, is quite far from what an ideal Yankees starter should be (like the other rotation partners) since he has a total of 20 starts, with a 4.93 ERA in 100.1 innings. thrown, in addition to a record of 5 wins by 8 losses.