Jay Z adds C.C. Sabathia to his list of represented athletes
Veteran New York Yankees lefthanded pitcher C.C. Sabathia has signed on with Roc Nation, joining Robinson Cano, Kevin Durant, and Victor Cruz as All-Star athletes on Jay Z’s sports agency roster. The news was tweeted by Roc Nation’s official account:
— Roc Nation (@RocNation) January 17, 2014
And the 33-year-old also broke the news via his official twitter account. Sabathia is signed with the Yankees through 2017 (assuming an option vests associated with his shoulder) and will make nearly $100M in base salary total in the next four years. He sits at 205 wins with a legitimate shot at 300 if the Yankees get back to the glory days of 95 wins or more each season. Sabathia has been on six All-Star Game rosters and won the Cy Young in 2007 with the Cleveland Indians. His scant 14 wins and 4.78 ERA in 2013 raised eyebrows around media (and fantasy baseball) circles that his best days might be behind him. With Jay Z and the Roc Nation team behind him, he’ll be looking to prove doubters wrong.
– David Whitlock