Milwaukee CC Sabathia will soon be receiving a contract offer from the Milwaukee Brewers.
"We're prepared to do something with him here very shortly. He'll probably be getting ready to file for free agency, but I don't expect an answer real soon," general manager Doug Melvin said Thursday.
Sabathia has until Nov. 13 to file for free agency and can start negotiating with all teams the following day. The Brewers are hopeful that he'll remain with the small-market franchise, which advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 1982.
Milwaukee acquired Sabathia from Cleveland for four top prospects on July 7, and he went 11-2 with a 1.65 ERA in 17 starts.