The New York Yankees are putting together an offer in hopes of re-signing CC Sabathia before he tests the free agency market this weekend. Sabathia is expected to opt-out of his contract with the New York Yankees that still has four years and $92 million.
According to George A. King III of the New York Post, the Yankees are ready to offer Sabathia a 5-6 year contract with “an obvious raise” over his current $23 million salary.
If the contract is for six year and $25 million per season, the deal would have a total value of $150 million. That would be just the second $150 million contract for a pitcher, joining Sabathia’s first contract with the Yankees that was worth $161 million.
And if Sabathia’s new contract pays him more than $24 million in 2012, he would once again be the highest-paid pitcher in baseball, surpassing Cliff Lee, who signed a five-year contract last winter worth $24 million per season.
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