Yankees Offer Pitcher C.C. Sabathia A Zillion Dollars

New York Yankees Offer Contract to CC Sabathia, ESPN Reports

By Danielle Sessa

BLOOMBERG NEWS

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Nov. 14 (Bloomberg) — The New York Yankees offered free- agent CC Sabathia a contract that’s expected to be a record for a pitcher, ESPN reported on its Web site without saying where it got the information.

Sabathia went a combined 17-10 with a 2.70 earned run average last season for the Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers. The 28-year-old left-hander won the 2007 American League Cy Young award and finished fifth in this year’s voting for the National League honor.

The New York Mets in February gave Johan Santana the biggest deal for a pitcher — a six-year, $137.5 million contract.

Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo declined to comment. Sabathia’s agent Greg Genske didn’t immediately return a phone call for comment.

To contact the reporter on this story: Danielle Sessa in New York at dsessa@bloomberg.net

Last Updated: November 14, 2008 17:36 EST

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