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The Yankees entered Thursdays game looking for a four-game sweep of the Twins and their sixth straight win overall.  It was Jordan Montgomery taking the bump against Kyle Gibson for a matinee in the Bronx. Gibson pitched great as he took a no hitter into the sixth inning, completely shutting down the Yankee bats.  The Yankees never gave up though, as they rallied back from down 3-1 in the ninth, when Gary Sanchez hit a three-run walk-off home run, giving the Yankees the win. 

MLB Free Agency: Yankees have made contact with CC Sabathia

According to Jon Heyman and others, the Yankees have been in contact with free agent lefty CC Sabathia about a return to the Bronx. CC has stated repeatedly that his preference would be to remain with the Yankees.

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Sabathia has also been in contact with the Los Angeles Angels and the Toronto Blue Jays in the past few days. While the Yankees continue to explore the trade market for starting pitchers, the addition of a starter through a trade wouldn't necessarily spell the end of Sabathia as a Yankee. CC has stated that he wouldn't mind pitching as part of a six man rotation going forward. That might not be a bad thing for the big lefty going into his age 38 season.

In 2017, CC pitched to a 3.69 ERA with a 14-5 record with 120 strikeouts and 50 walks in 27 starts. He was very effective in the 148.2 innings that he threw last season and pitching as part of a six man rotation would be a good way to manage his workload and keep him fresh throughout the season.

As the Winter Meetings roll on, we may get some clarity on Sabathia's future in the coming days. Stay tuned.

Article by Matt Graziano