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CC gives teammates pairs of signature cleats

@_dadler
September 21, 2019

Add this to the many reasons CC Sabathia is so beloved in the Yankees clubhouse. As he wraps up his final MLB season, he's gifting his teammates with pairs of his signature Jordan cleats. Sabathia tweeted a picture of himself surrounded by the cleats on Friday, arranged atop a Yankees

Add this to the many reasons CC Sabathia is so beloved in the Yankees clubhouse. As he wraps up his final MLB season, he's gifting his teammates with pairs of his signature Jordan cleats.

Sabathia tweeted a picture of himself surrounded by the cleats on Friday, arranged atop a Yankees logo, along with the message: "From me to you, my Yankees brothers!"

The cleats, resplendent in Yankees colors, are emblazoned with Sabathia's No. 52.

Sabathia made what might have been the final start of his career at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. He's now auditioning for a postseason role with the American League East champs, potentially out of the bullpen.

The 39-year-old left-hander is pitching his 19th big league season -- his 11th in New York. He has a 4.99 ERA and 105 strikeouts this year in 22 starts this season.

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.