The Yankees have checked another box on their offseason to-do list, as a source told's Mark Feinsand on Saturday that the team is bringing veteran lefty CC Sabathia back on a one-year, $10 million deal.
The club has not confirmed the deal, which is pending a physical scheduled for Saturday afternoon in New York.
"CC feels there's unfinished business to attend to," his agent, Kyle Thousand of Roc Nation Sports, told "There were competitive offers that CC was weighing, but in the end, CC wanted to come back and win a championship with the Yankees.
He loves his teammates, the clubhouse and the moves the Yankees are making. He wants to bring home another championship to the Yankee fans."
Sabathia, 37, roared back into form in 2017, finishing the regular season with a 14-5 record and 3.69 ERA while helping to lead the Yankees to the AL Wild Card Game. The big southpaw proved even more valuable in October, posting a 2.37 ERA over four starts while coming up clutch in New York's decisive victory over Cleveland in Game 5 of the American League Division Series and again in the team's win over Houston in Game 3 of the AL Championship Series.
Sabathia is baseball's active leader with 2,846 career strikeouts and 3,317 innings pitched, while also ranking second among active pitchers in victories and games started behind Bartolo Colon. That strikeout total also ranks third all-time among left-handed pitchers behind Hall of Famers Randy Johnson and Steve Carlton.
Sabathia's signing continues a busy offseason for the Yankees, who acquired home run champ Giancarlo Stanton while also trimming Chase Headley's $13 million salary alongside right-hander Bryan Mitchell in a trade with the Padres that brought back outfielder Jabari Blash. New York could still be in the market for another starter, having been linked often in trade discussions involving Pirates ace Gerrit Cole, while also shoring up its second- and third-base positions.
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