Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia lost $500k when he was ejected from Thursday’s game against the Rays in Tampa Bay. He earned the ejection when he hit catcher Jesus Sucre with a pitch.
Sucre was hit by the pitch by Sabathia after his catcher Austin Romine was hit by a pitch earlier in the inning.
Had Sabathia waited just two more innings to retaliate, he would have earned an innings incentive worth $500k. Considering the millions C.C.’s already made in his career, he’ll be just fine.
Tensions getting high as CC Sabathia is ejected after hitting a batter.
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In the final matchup of season for the Rays and Yankees, New York finished Tampa Bay off and won the game 12-1 and the final series three games to one.