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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Yankees pay Sabathia’s $500K bonus despite ejection in finale

CC Sabathia gave up half a million dollars to show he had his teammate’s back. Instead, the New York Yankees paid their veteran left-hander for his loyalty.

The 38-year-old pitcher was two innings from receiving a $500,000 for pitching 155 innings last season when he was ejected for throwing at the Tampa Bay Rays’ Jesus Sucre in the sixth inning of Sabathia’s final outing of the season. Rather than pitch out of the bullpen to get his bonus, Sabathia stayed at 153 innings.

A review of the Yankees’ final luxury tax payroll for the season revealed the Yankees paid Sabathia the $500,000 bonus, multiple outlets reported Monday.

Would that I could do something like that and get so much money for it.

 

QLE Posted: December 19, 2018 at 07:57 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: bonus, c.c. sabathia, ejection

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Cora breaks character, gets tossed in Game 1

BOSTON—The warm glow of a television screen served as Alex Cora’s window into the final four innings of a 7-2 Red Sox loss to the Astros in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday night, the rookie manager’s punishment for arguing balls and strikes with home-plate umpire James Hoye.

Cora was ejected after a close Justin Verlander pitch to Andrew Benintendi was a called third strike, ending the fifth inning. Benintendi didn’t agree with the call, firing his shin guard, bat and helmet to the dirt near home plate. Neither did Cora, who barked from the first-base dugout and was promptly ejected by Hoye.

“You can’t argue balls and strikes, and I did,” Cora said. “It’s kind of embarrassing that it happens in the playoffs. That wasn’t cool, watching the game in the clubhouse. I’ve got a job to do and manage the team in the dugout. But sometimes you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do and defend your players.”

 

QLE Posted: October 14, 2018 at 07:10 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: alex cora, balls and strikes, ejection

 

 

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