19-year MLB veteran CC Sabathia was named the special assistant to the league’s commissioner.
The role was described as “an advocate for amplifying diversity, strengthening the sport, and impacting the community” serving as a gateway for the next generation of players.
The news was announced via MLB’s official Twitter account, as the pitcher took to his personal socials to express his gratitude, stating:
“I love this game and the opportunity to bring about real change, diversity, developing the youth, and being a voice for the players.”
Sabathia is a six-time All-Star, a Cy Young award winner, an ALCS MVP, and a World Series Champion. The 41-year old has had a hand in many things within media circles since his retirement, co-hosting The Ringer’s R2C2 podcast with Ryan Ruocco since 2020.
Sabathia stated that he will explain the details on his latest episode of the show.