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Sabathia signs new deal with Yankees

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 31, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees have a conference call scheduled for later tonight. For now, here’s the AP.

NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia is staying with the New York Yankees, agreeing Monday to a new deal that adds $30 million to his existing contract. Sabathia had until midnight to opt out of his current agreement, which had $92 million remaining over the next four years in $23 million annual salaries.

The new deal adds a $25 million salary for 2016 and gives the Yankees a $25 million option for 2017 with a $5 million buyout, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Yankees had not yet announced the deal.

The option becomes guaranteed if Sabathia does not end the 2016 season on the disabled list because of a left shoulder injury, does not spend more than 45 days of 2016 on the DL with a left shoulder injury or does not make six or more relief appearances in 2016 because of shoulder issues. He retains a hotel suite on trips, a no-trade provision and the right to buy tickets.

Sabathia agreed to a $161 million, seven-year deal with New York before the 2009 season. The 31-year-old left-hander has gone 59-23 with a 3.18 ERA during the regular season for New York

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