Yankees LHP CC Sabathia will make one more trip to Cleveland ... and the All-Star Game.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced Sabathia will be honored during Tuesday's All-Star Game for "his contributions to the game and his longtime service to the community."
Sabathia will not join one of the four Yankees playing in the All-Star game; those are Gary Sanchez, DJ LeMahieu, Aroldis Chapman and Gleyber Torres. However, he will be celebrated given he announced he will retire at the end of the season.
"We are delighted that CC and his family will join us in Cleveland, where his Major League career began," Manfred said in a statement. "We look forward to celebrating his many accomplishments during our All-Star Game festivities."
Sabathia spent the first 7 1/2 of his 19 MLB seasons playing at Cleveland. In his career at Progressive Field, he is 51-42 with a 3.84 ERA.
He made one final regular-season appearance in Cleveland this season, when he allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings on June 8. The Yankees do not play in Cleveland any more this season.
Sabathia, 38, leads all active pitchers in wins (251), strikeouts (3,052), starts (551) and complete games (38). Following his milestone 250th victory, his teammates and coaches said they thought he would one day make it to Cooperstown.
"I think he's a lock," manager Aaron Boone said last month. "This is it for him. I think in five years, they come calling."