ESPN Adds Yankee Great To Its Talent Roster

March 7, 2019 by: admin

By Philip Sayblack

Courtesy: ESPN

ESPN is adding another big name to its on-air roster.

The network announced on Tuesday, that it has reached a deal with former New York Yankee star CC Sabathia to serve as a contributor for its Major League Baseball broadcasts.

Sabathia, a a Cy Young Award-winning pitcher recently announced that he will retire after this season.  While his retirement is still months away, the new deal will see Sabathia contributing to ESPN’s MLB broadcasts throughout this season on programs, such as SportsCenterBaseball Tonight and Golic & Wingo.

Sabathia said in a recent interview, that he is focused as he moves into his final season.

“As I begin to look toward the future, I’m excited to have this opportunity with ESPN,” Sabathia said.  “With that said, my singular focus is on winning another World Series Championship for Yankees fans and the city of New York.”

ESPN Vice President of Production Dave Roberts said having Sabathia as part of its talent roster is a boon for ESPN.

“We’re excited to work with CC, especially as part of this unique arrangement during the final year of his storied career,” Roberts said.  “He has proven to be highly knowledgeable, candid and perceptive about the sport of baseball, as well as an avid sports fan in general.  That will translate well for fans across ESPN platforms.”

Sabathia started his MLB career in 2001 with the Cleveland Indians, before eventually joining the Yankees in 2009. He led the league twice in wins over the course of his career, and won the World Series in his debut season with New York.

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