Sabathia would retire if Yankees win 2018 World Series

Left-hander CC Sabathia would call it a career if the New York Yankees end the 2018 season with a victory parade.

Sabathia, 37, told the New York Post he likely would have retired last season if the Yankees won the World Series. Sabathia returned to the team on a one-year, $10 million contract.

"I want one more parade and pretty sure that will be it,'' said Sabathia in a Post interview. "I thought I had it last year.''

The Yankees lost to the Houston Astros in a seven-game American League Championship Series.

Sabathia won a World Series ring with the Yankees in 2009. The six-time All-Star has 239 career victories.

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Sabathia said in 2017 while dealing with a knee injury that he strongly considered retirement. Manager Aaron Boone, who worked in broadcasting with ESPN before returning to manage the Yankees this season, called Sabathia "as good a teammate as there could be" and envisions Sabathia succeeding in a broadcasting role after baseball.

"It's always in the back of your mind, like what you want to do or what you see yourself doing when you're done playing because it's such as short time that we play," Sabathia said in March. "I feel like I'm getting some things in place to set me up for life after baseball."

--Field Level Media