On Wednesday night, CC Sabathia walked off the mound at Yankee Stadium for the final time in a regular season game.
The veteran's status for the postseason roster has been up in the air, but on Friday, Aaron Boone may have dropped a hint about how Sabathia could be used in October.
"CC's going to pitch out of the pen, at least a couple of times probably on the road trip," Boone said. "He'll probably pitch once in Texas and hopefully once in Texas. We're still talking through some scenarios and options, but that's one we know for sure."
Sabathia has pitched in 560 regular season games over his illustrious career, with none of them coming out of the bullpen.
He did, however, make one career relief appearance in the playoffs, pitching 1.1 innings of relief against the Tigers in Game 5 of the 2011 ALDS.
The left-hander's postseason status is still far from official, but Boone seems to at least be willing to see how Sabathia performs out of the pen.
Sabathia has dealt with knee issues off and on all season long, making just 22 starts and pitching to a 4.99 ERA.