NEW YORK (WFAN) — By now, most Yankees fans know about the provision in CC Sabathia’s seven-year contract that gives him the ability to opt out after this season.

Sabathia is on record, saying in February he doesn’t “want to talk about (the opt-out) all year.” But if his comments Sunday night are any indication, the Yankees’ ace might just be leaning against exercising the clause.

“It’s been way better than I expected being part of this community,” Sabathia said at a benefit Sunday for the JCC Therapeutic Nursery, according to the New York Post. “Coming here, I moved my whole family here, planned on being part of the community, and it’s been better than expected.”

He added: “Everybody welcomed us with open arms. We have a lot of friends in the community with kids and stuff, so it’s been a great experience. I wouldn’t change anything.”

If Sabathia opts out, he would leave a huge amount — four years and $92 million — on the table.

“I think he’s happy here, and now he really knows what it’s like to be a Yankee,” Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner said after Sabathia’s clause made news in February. “I think he’s here to stay.”

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