CC Sabathia may be retiring at the end of the season, but the left-hander does not plan to leave the Yankees any time soon.
The 38-year-old, who was in Cleveland to be honored at the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, told reporters that he wants a front office job with the Yankees as soon as possible after his retirement.
Sabathia said he is fully committed to retiring, but wants to stick around the stadium and continue to be around the team and has said he has been in GM Brian Cashman's ear about it, suggesting a special assistant role.
Several former Yankees who are special assistants include Alex Rodriguez, Carlos Beltran and Andy Pettitte. Beltran recently received praise from Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who jokingly said that the former slugger was the team's best signing in the offseason as an adviser.
Sabathia, who has spent 11 of his 19 MLB seasons with the Yankees, has previously expressed interest in sticking around the team. Back in May, Sabathia told The Post that he could see himself in the broadcast booth for the YES Network, on one condition.
"I'm not wearing a suit," he said. "Why do I need to wear a suit to talk about baseball? It is f--king stupid to wear a suit. Guys on the field aren't wearing dress clothes. People in the stands aren't wearing dress clothes. It makes no sense. If they let me go up there in a Jordan sweatsuit, I'll do games all day."