'I'm all-in': Sabathia joins Yankees
They said the one-month gap between the Yankees' initial offer and Sabathia's acceptance was partly because they have a new child and partly because he wanted to hear from every interested team. He was concerned New York would withdraw its offer and move on.
"I was worried about the public perception here," Sabathia said. "I don't want anybody to think that I didn't want to come here."
Burnett also pulled on pinstripes Thursday as part of the introductions. The right-hander, who turns 32 in January, agreed to an $82.5 million, five-year deal last week. He opted out of his five-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays after three seasons to become a free agent -- it was the first opt-out provision ever in a pitcher's contract.Chien-Ming Wang, Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes. "We got the two gentlemen we really wanted," manager Joe Girardi said, according to Bloomberg Sports. "It's such a big Christmas gift, I told my wife Kim she didn't have to get me anything. We wanted to add two top-of-the-rotation guys and I think we got the two best." Information from ESPN The Magazine senior writer Buster Olney and The Associated Press was used in this report.
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