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CC Sabathia | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 285
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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CC Sabathia reported to Yankees camp at 305 pounds.
Sabathia was at 275 pounds at the start of camp last season. Normally players coming back from knee surgery tend to try to lose some weight, but Sabathia wanted to get back to the weight where he's been most successful. "I feel like this is a good weight," Sabathia said. "I feel a little stronger. I feel my legs under me, being a lot stronger, and being able to push off the mound." The lefty is expected to be fully healthy come Opening Day but is a big question mark for fantasy purposes with his velocity and results declining the last couple years. Feb 22 - 10:04 AM

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CC Sabathia (knee) said Monday that he hopes to make 30 starts in 2015.

Sabathia was limited to just eight starts last season due to right knee surgery, but he hasn't had any issues with his rehab and hopes to resume being a workhorse for the Yankees in 2015. "That was the shortest year, having my year cut short by injury last year," said Sabathia. "Hopefully this year I can go out and try to make 30 starts and just be healthy and try to help the team win." Sabathia's velocity has declined sharply in recent years, so we'd be careful about paying for a rebound in fantasy leagues even if he's feeling good.
Feb 9 - 5:33 PM

CC Sabathia said his surgically repaired knee feels "fine" and that he'll likely begin throwing bullpen sessions later this month.

"I’ve been good. I’ve been playing catch. I’ve been throwing," said Sabathia. "I’ll probably start throwing bullpens by the end of the month." Sabathia also said he doesn't have any pain in the knee, a good sign after arthroscopic debridement surgery ended his season last July. Even if healthy, the 34-year-old will have to prove he can still be effective after struggling the past two seasons.
Jan 10 - 6:40 PM

Yankees activated LHP CC Sabathia from the 60-day disabled list.

Sabathia underwent season-ending knee surgery in July. The 34-year-old left-hander began throwing off flat ground in September but isn't scheduled to do any mound work until spring training. He posted a career worst 5.28 ERA and 1.48 WHIP over 46 innings with the Yankees in 2014.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 11:13:00 PM

CC Sabathia (knee) is throwing twice a week and he feels "pretty much back to 100 percent."

Sabathia had season-ending arthroscopic debridement surgery on his right knee in July as well as a bone spur removed. He began throwing off flat-ground in September. The original plan called for him to throw off a mound before Thanksgiving, but now he plans to wait until spring training. "Now that I know I feel pretty good, I don’t think there’s any reason for me to crank it up (until February)," said Sabathia. After being limited to just eight starts this season, the 34-year-old southpaw is owed $48 million from 2015-2016 while his contract includes a $25 million vesting option or $5 million buyout for 2017.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 12:34:00 PM

CC Sabathia threw Monday for the first time since right knee surgery in July.

Sabathia had season-ending arthroscopic debridement surgery as well as a bone spur removed from the knee. The veteran southpaw recently had a stem cell treatment on the very same knee and will likely require regular maintenance moving forward. He hopes to be in the starting rotation for the start of 2015, but that's far from a guarantee. Sabathia is owed $48 million over the last two seasons while his contract includes a $25 million vesting option or $5 million buyout for 2017.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 04:23:00 PM

CC Sabathia will receive a stem cell injection in a few weeks in his surgically-repaired right knee.

Sabathia had the knee scoped last month and also wound up having a bone spur that he needed shaved off. "I'm gonna do the stem cell in, I think, a couple weeks, go from there, and try to have a normal offseason," said Sabathia. "I'll have time to let it sit in there and try to work this time, instead of rushing back to pitch. I have five, six months to let it sit in there and see if it'll work." The left-hander also admitted that the knee will require regularly maintenance going forward. "I'm always going to need something," said Sabathia. "Whether it's getting it drained, or [platelet-rich plasma] shots, or something, going forward there's always something I'm going to need to do.... We'll see how it goes. If it swells up, we can drain it. [I] just have to get used to it."
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 10:05:00 PM

CC Sabathia underwent season-ending surgery on his right knee Wednesday.

The Yankees announced Thursday that the procedure went "as planned." Sabathia is aiming to be ready for the start of spring training next season, but that's not a certainty. He finished 2014 with a 5.28 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 48/10 K/BB ratio in 46 innings (eight starts). The big left-hander is under contract through 2016, with a vesting option for 2017.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 09:50:00 AM

CC Sabathia will undergo season-ending surgery on his right knee on July 23.

The good news is that it's a debridgement procedure rather than a microfracture one, which would have put the left-hander's career in jeopardy. It's possible microfracture surgery will eventually be needed if the cleanup doesn't work, but obviously that's a last resort. Sabathia should be ready to go for spring training.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 05:08:00 PM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that the club expects to have a firm diagnosis on CC Sabathia (knee) by Friday.

Sabathia cancelled an appointment with Dr. James Andrews but saw Dr. Neal ElAttrache and Dr. Keith Meister as he sought second and third opinions on his ailing right knee. The worry is that he could require microfracture surgery, which would end his season and possibly put his career in doubt.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 09:29:00 AM

CC Sabathia (knee) has postponed Monday's appointment with Dr. James Andrews and will see Dr. Neal ElAttrache and Dr. Keith Meister first.

The anticipation is that Sabathia probably needs microfracture surgery on his right knee, but he understandably wants as many opinions as possible before making a decision. If he does need an operation, obviously his season would be over.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 05:22:00 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Friday that it's "fair to say" CC Sabathia (knee) won't return this season.

Sabathia had a setback during his rehab assignment earlier this week and Girardi conceded that it's "always a possibility" the left-hander could need microfracture surgery on his right knee. The skipper also acknowledged that such a procedure could potentially threaten Sabathia's career. Sabathia underwent an MRI and is slated to visit with Dr. James Andrews on July 14 before a gameplan is mapped out.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 12:47:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that "there continues to be a possibility" that CC Sabathia will require microfracture surgery on his right knee.

Olney notes that such a procedure would leave the big left-hander with "an uncertain pitching future." Sabathia underwent an MRI and is slated to visit with Dr. James Andrews after experiencing swelling in the knee following a rehab start Wednesday. More should be known about Sabathia's status sometime over the weekend, but his situation is sounding more ominous by the day.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 10:17:00 AM

CC Sabathia will visit Dr. James Andrews to determine the next step after an MRI on his right knee showed swelling.

The Yankees haven't revealed yet whether Sabathia has any structural damage in his knee, but they don't seem encouraged. "You don't want a setback like this," manager Joe Girardi said. More will obviously be known about Sabathia's status after he visits with Dr. Andrews.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 11:05:00 PM

CC Sabathia will undergo an MRI after experiencing swelling in his right knee Thursday following Wednesday's rehab appearance.

Even if the MRI comes back clean, Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated Thursday that Sabathia would likely be shut down for a while. The big left-hander had been set to return immediately after the All-Star break, but obviously that won't happen now. A timetable for his return should be available after the MRI results come back.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 05:28:00 PM

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