The Yankees have been after Lee since July, when they nearly traded for him. In the deal the Yankees would have given up their top prospect, Jesus Montero. Montero will have a chance to win the team's starting catching job during spring training.
When the deal nearly went down to bring Lee to the Yankees, Sabathia, Lee and their wives were already planning where the Lees should live.
When Sabathia arrived, he had an out clause after next season. Sabathia has already said he has no plans to exercise it because he enjoys being a Yankee so much.
Andrew Marchand covers baseball for ESPNNewYork.com. You can follow him on Twitter.
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