In this photo provided by Roc Nation Sports, New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, left, signs papers with Jay-Z as Sabathia signs on with Jay-Z’s sports agency, Roc Nation Sports, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Roc Nation Sports)
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s sports agency says it has signed New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia to join former teammate Robinson Cano in its emerging client base.
Roc Nation Sports says the 33-year-old left-hander agreed to a representation deal Thursday. The ace had been represented by Legacy Agency’s group, which includes Brian Peters, Greg Genske and Scott Parker.
Sabathia is signed through 2016 at salaries of $23 million in each of the next two seasons and $25 million in 2016. The Yankees hold a $25 million option for 2017 with a $5 million buyout.
He was 14-13 last year with a career-worst 4.78 ERA.
Cano left Scott Boras last year for the new agency and agreed to a $240 million, 10-year deal with Seattle.