Yankees' Sabathia ejected 2 innings away from $500K bonus
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New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia was ejected from Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays for throwing at Jesus Sucre.

Sabathia was two innings away from activating a clause in his contract that would have paid him an additional $500,000.

He left the field in animated fashion, appearing to swear at the Rays' dugout.

Earlier in the game, Rays pitcher Andrew Kittredge threw behind Yankees hitter Austin Romine. This came an inning after Sabathia hit Jake Bauers with a pitch.

Sabathia, who's earned more than $250 million during his 18 seasons in the big leagues, said after the game that he wasn't bothered by losing the potential bonus.

"I don't really make decisions based on money," he said, according to The Athletic's Marc Carig.

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