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CC Sabathia | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 300
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 1 (20) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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CC Sabathia allowed one run over six innings and struck out eight in defeating the Athletics on Friday.
Especially now that Josh Reddick is out (courtesy of a lousy throw from Brian McCann on his steal attempt), the A's have the league's least intimidating offense, and we'll surely see more lines like this posted against them over the next six weeks. Sabathia might be an adequate fifth starter for the Yankees, but it's hard to see him helping fantasy leaguers. May 21 - 2:05 AM

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Yankees activated LHP C.C. Sabathia from the 15-day disabled list.

Sabathia, as he indicated he would be, was ready to return from the disabled list on the first day that he was eligible. Prior to suffering a left groin strain, the veteran southpaw posted a 3.81 ERA and 21/13 K/BB ratio over his first 28 1/3 innings. He'll do battle against a hard-hitting A's team on Friday night.
May 20 - 7:12 PM

CC Sabathia (groin) will be activated from the disabled list to start Friday against the Athletics.

It's the first day he's eligible to return. Sabathia had a 3.81 ERA and 21/13 K/BB ratio in 28 1/3 innings over his first five starts prior to suffering a left groin strain earlier this month.
May 16 - 6:30 PM

CC Sabathia (groin) threw 45 pitches in a simulated game on Sunday.

Sabathia said he had "no problems" with his strained groin and he plans to be activated and start on May 20 against the A's, which is the first day he's eligible to return. The big lefty holds a 3.81 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 21/13 K/BB ratio over 28 1/3 innings this season.
May 15 - 10:37 AM

CC Sabathia (groin) threw a successful bullpen session Friday.

Sabathia continues to trend toward a May return. While it may not be May 20, the first day he's eligible to be reinstated, as manager Joe Girardi had hoped, it may not be long after. Sabathia has been on the disabled list since May 6 with the left groin strain.
May 14 - 8:49 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated that it is realistic that CC Sabathia (groin) could be activated from the disabled list on May 20.

May 20 is the first day Sabathia would be eligible to return. The veteran southpaw was sharp in his last pre-DL start, blanking the Orioles over seven innings. Prior to the injury, he held a 3.81 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 21/13 K/BB ratio over five starts (28 1/3 innings).
May 11 - 5:28 PM

C.C. Sabathia (groin) said Saturday that he continues to feel better each day and expects to need only a minimum stint on the disabled list.

Ivan Nova will fill in for him in the Yankees rotation for the time being. Sabathia must be eager to return after firing seven scoreless innings against a tough Orioles lineup his last time out.
May 7 - 10:50 AM

Yankees placed LHP CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 5, with a left groin strain.

Sabathia is coming off his best start of the season, having tossed seven scoreless frames against the Orioles, but he apparently injured himself in the outing. He's expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks. Ivan Nova will replace Sabathia in the Yankees' rotation.
May 6 - 2:40 PM

CC Sabathia tossed seven scoreless innings in Wednesday's win over the Orioles, striking out six, in what was his best outing of the year.

Sabathia needed only 99 pitches to span seven innings. Things got dicey in the bottom of the fifth, as he had runners on the corners with only one out, but he got Joey Rickard swinging and Manny Machado to line out sharply to center field to escape unscathed. After that scare, he retired the minimum in the next two innings. Sabathia's ERA has come down to 3.81, but his 21-to-13 strikeout-to-walk ratio indicates that his palatable ERA belies the issues underneath. He'll next get the Royals at home.
May 4 - 10:59 PM

CC Sabathia took a loss Wednesday after allowing three earned runs in six innings against the Rangers.

Sabathia walked three and gave up five hits in yet another so-so outing. He has allowed three earned runs in each of his four starts this season for an ERA of 5.06. A road date with the dangerous Orioles is next.
Apr 27 - 11:06 PM

CC Sabathia may have finished 4 2/3 innings with only three earned runs on his ledger, but the Rays were all over him on Friday night for nine hits and three walks.

Velocity loss isn’t always the end of the world, but Sabathia hasn’t been able to command his diminished stuff all year. That proved true once again on Friday night. He walked more batters (3) than he struck out (2), and his ERA ballooned to 5.28 in 15 1/3 innings this year. The lefty has a very loose grip on his spot in the rotation and is on the cusp of being nothing more than a very expensive long reliever. Avoid him at all costs.
Apr 22 - 10:24 PM

C.C. Sabathia struggled in a losing effort against the Mariners on Saturday, allowing three runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings of work.

The veteran southpaw walked one and struck out five on the afternoon. All of the damage against him came in the fifth inning where Leonys Martin led off with a home run while Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz each delivered run-scoring hits. While he has shown some signs of life, Sabathia will carry a disappointing 5.06 ERA and 1.50 WHIP into Friday's matchup against the Rays.
Apr 16 - 4:34 PM

C.C. Sabathia logged a quality start in Saturday's victory over the Tigers, allowing three runs on four hits over his six frames.

The veteran southpaw became the first Yankees starter this year to work at least six innings in a start. He issued four free passes on the afternoon while striking out three. Pitching with diminished velocity, he was able to nibble at the corners effective on Saturday, keeping a potent offense relatively at bay. He's still a risky fantasy proposition for Friday's start against the Mariners.
Apr 9 - 4:34 PM

CC Sabathia has been named the Yankees' No. 5 starter.

Manager Joe Girardi has been tight-lipped, but it was always expected to be Sabathia over Ivan Nova for the fifth spot. The big left-hander was unimpressive this spring with a 5.51 ERA and 10 strikeouts over 16 1/3 innings. He holds a 4.81 ERA since the beginning of 2013.
Apr 1 - 5:23 PM's Bryan Hoch writes that CC Sabathia "appears to have locked up" the fifth spot in the Yankees' rotation.

He registered a 5.51 ERA this spring and hasn't been throwing very hard, but it's certainly no surprise that the Yanks will at least begin the season with Sabathia in the rotation. That means Ivan Nova is headed for long relief, although the odds are pretty good that he'll wind up making a lot of starts.
Mar 29 - 6:48 PM

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