CC Sabathia to make 2019 debut on Saturday

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James Wagner of The New York Times reports that lefty CC Sabathia will start on Saturday for the Yankees. Sabathia underwent angioplasty in December and had been working his way back since.

Sabathia, 38, made one rehab start with High-A Tampa on Sunday and it went well. He pitched 4 1/3 innings, yielding a lone run on a hit and a walk with six strikeouts. The veteran plans to retire after the 2019 season.

Last year, Sabathia went 14-5 with a 3.69 ERA and a 140/51 K/BB ratio in 153 innings for the Yankees. He re-upped with them in November, agreeing to a one-year, $8 million deal.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.