CC Sabathia wouldn't mind if the Yankees signed another starting pitcher for 2018 and is excited to get back to work at spring training, especially after the Giancarlo Stanton trade.
The Yankees failed in their pursuit of Gerrit Cole and rumors have gone quiet on the possibility of signing Yu Darvish, the Yankees look set to start 2018 with Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Sonny Gray, Jordan Montgomery and Sabathia in the rotation.
"It is what it is, (but) you always need more," Sabathia said when asked if the Yankees need more starting pitching. "It's a long season. You never know what's going to happen. The more arms we got, the better."
Injuries, as always, are a concern. Tanaka is still pitching with a partial UCL tear, GM Brian Cashman has admitted he worries that Severino may show fatigue, Gray has been no stranger to the disabled list, Montgomery is entering his second season in the majors and Sabathia is 37-years-old.
"You always want to see your team make moves and we made some big ones this offseason," Sabathia said. "So it will be exciting to get down to spring training and get with everybody as a team."
Beyond those five, the Yankees could look in-house should there be a need, with Chance Adams, Luis Cessa and Domingo German.