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A Yankees Pitcher Just Cost Himself $500K - Here's Why

A general view of Yankees Stadium

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: A general view as the national anthem is performed before Game Three of the American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on October 16, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

We'll say one thing about C.C. Sabathia; he backs his teammates. The 38-year-old left-hander got tossed from Thursday afternoon's game against the Tampa Bay Rays after he threw behind Rays catcher Jesus Sucre.

Sabathia got ejected from the game for retaliating to a pitch from the Rays that went behind the head of Austin Romine earlier in the game. With the (purposefully) errant pitch Sabathia cost himself $500,000.

Sabathia just needed to make it through the 7th inning in order to activate a clause in his contract that would pay him half a million dollars. Instead, the six-time All-Star decided to have his teammate's back instead.

Here's the pitch that cost him $500,000.

Sabathia also let an expletive or two fly at the Rays bench on his way off the field.

The star pitcher may have cost himself some green on Thursday, but we're sure his teammates will recoup his losses - if the Yankees organization doesn't.