It is uncertain if CC Sabathia will pitch again in the majors, but what is certain is his disdain for umpire Angel Hernandez.
Sabathia, who took the loss in Tuesday's season-ending 4-3 defeat in the ALDS to the Red Sox, ripped the home plate umpire following the game.
"I have something to say: Angel Hernandez should not be behind the plate for playoff games," he told reporters.
The veteran southpaw pitched three innings, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks and a hit batter, but felt like he was being squeezed by Hernandez.
Sabathia was seen talking to him after the first inning in which he worked out of a two-out jam.
"He's absolutely terrible," Sabathia said. "He was terrible behind the plate today. He was terrible at first base. It's amazing how he's getting jobs umpiring in these playoff games."
Hernandez caught fire on Monday after three calls he made at first base were overturned by replay review.
He was behind home plate in Tuesday's Game 4, but it was only Sabathia who seemed to take issue with his strike zone.
Red Sox starter Rick Porcello -- who threw 48 of his 65 pitches for strikes -- defended Hernandez and even took a shot at Sabathia as the Red Sox celebrated their series-clinching win.
"Throw the ball over the plate CC," Porcello said, per James Wagner of the New York Times. "I thought Angel Hernandez called a good game. You gotta put the ball over the white part of the plate and then you get the strikes called."
Sabathia made it clear it was not just this game, but it has been a problem in the past, too.
"He's always bad," he said. "He's a bad umpire."