Yankees LHP CC Sabathia isn't ready to retire yet.
Sabathia, who turned 38-years-old on Saturday, is intent on being on a baseball field when he turns 39-- as long as his knee holds up. In 2014, Sabathia was diagnosed with a degenerative condition in his right knee.
"I'm [going] start-to-start," Sabathia said, via MLB's Jon Paul Morosi. "I go out one start and feel like I can pitch five more years. I go out another start and I'm [feeling] done. But if I can stay healthy -- if my knee holds up -- hopefully I'll play one more."
Sabathia has evolved late in his career. In 2014, Sabathia had a 4.73 ERA but has lowered that figure each season since, and currently has a 3.51 ERA in 100 innings this season, which would be his lowest since 2012.
Sabathia's recent resurgence has been helped stabilize the Yankees rotation this season, and the southpaw thinks the Yankees are far from their best baseball, despite having the MLB's third-best record.
"We had that [good] stretch early, but I still feel like we're going to play better," Sabathia said. "I'm still waiting for us to play well, if that makes sense. It's encouraging."