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Sabathia staying with the Yankees

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  October 31, 2011 07:37 PM

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CC Sabathia turned the opt-out clause in his contract into a cool $30 million as he agreed to an extension with the Yankees.

He gets $25 million in 2016 with a vesting option for 2017 worth $25 million or a $5 million buyout. So now his deal is worth $122 million for five years with the option.

This is not a surprise given Sabathia's desire to remain in New York and the fervent desire of the Yankees to keep him off the market,

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