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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 was lit up for seven earned runs over five innings Saturday in the Yankees' loss to the Mets.
The crosstown Mets pounced on him early and often in this one, slugging three home runs and nine hits total. Sabathia is now 0-4 with a 5.96 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, and 22/4 K/BB ratio in 25 2/3 innings this season. Control isn't an issue, but the 34-year-old left-hander is looking very hittable these days. He gets the Red Sox on the road next. Apr 25 - 7:01 PM

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CC Sabathia pitched well but took a tough-luck loss on Monday against the Tigers, yielding two runs in eight innings.

Sabathia shut the Tigers out through six innings, but the Tigers rallied with a pair of two-out RBI singles from J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes to take the lead in the seventh. On most other nights, Sabathia would have gotten a win, but opposing starter Alfredo Simon was on point. Overall, Sabathia gave up seven hits and three walks while striking out five. The lefty will take a 4.35 ERA and a 20/4 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings in search of his first win at home against the Mets in his next start.
Apr 20 - 9:38 PM

CC Sabathia went seven innings, but allowed four runs to the Orioles in a losing effort as the Yankees fell 4-3 Tuesday.

Sabathia made an early mistake to Adam Jones, who crushed a solo home run in the first inning. The Orioles were able to squeak out three more runs over the course of the evening, but Sabathia pitched reasonably well. He's now 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA but he also carries a 15/1 K/BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings. The lefty will have the tall task of taking on the Tigers' offense in Detroit next.
Apr 14 - 10:09 PM

CC Sabathia surrendered five runs -- four earned -- in 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

This was just like those starts Sabathia was having last year before his knee knocked him out of action: lots of strikeouts (eight), but no success anyway. All eight hits he allowed were singles, five of them coming in the four-run second. One could chalk it up to bad luck, but the big problem is that Sabathia's fastball has just gotten too hittable. He can put hitters away if he gets ahead in the count, but he just can't sneak the heater by hitters early in counts. Stranger things have happened, but he doesn't currently project as a useful mixed-league starter.
Apr 9 - 10:11 PM

CC Sabathia gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Nationals.

All three runs scored in the first, and Sabathia was effective the rest of the way, though without ever looking dominant. That his velocity has been better this spring than it was last year is a good sign, but Sabathia still projects as a pretty average middle-of-the-rotation guy for the Yankees and not someone who figures to be of much use in mixed leagues.
Apr 3 - 4:32 PM

CC Sabathia gave up four runs and three homers in 2 2/3 innings Sunday against the Mets.

The first homer was an inside-the-parker from Juan Lagares, but then Lucas Duda and David Wright took him out of the park. On the plus side, Sabathia did show ample velocity today, hitting 93 and 94 mph on the gun. It gives the Yankees extra reason for hope that he'll be a solid starter this year.
Mar 22 - 5:18 PM

C.C. Sabathia (knee) is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

The veteran southpaw threw two strong innings in a simulated game on Thursday and reported no issues afterwards. The 34-year-old is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee that ended his 2014 season prematurely. If he's indeed healthy, he makes for an intriguing bounceback candidate in fantasy drafts.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 14 - 10:22 AM

CC Sabathia (knee) made a successful simulated start on Thursday in Tampa, Florida.

Sabathia tossed 29 pitches over two innings and reported feeling good. The big left-hander underwent arthroscopic debridement surgery on his right knee last July and has been easing into action this spring. He should be ready for the opening of the regular season.
Mar 12 - 2:54 PM

CC Sabathia (knee) will throw a simulated game Thursday.

Sabathia threw a successful live batting practice session on Sunday and is slated to throw around 30 pitches on Thursday. He'll presumably move into Grapefruit League action from there. Sabathia's knee will require constant maintenance, so he's no lock to hold up at this point, but the Yankees would be thrilled if he gets back to his inning-eating ways this season.
Mar 10 - 9:43 AM

CC Sabathia (knee) threw a successful live batting practice session on Sunday and expects to be ready for the start of the regular season.

"I haven't had a setback and I've been feeling so good", the veteran southpaw noted after the session. He's expected to work in a two-inning simulated game during the week, and if all goes well he'll make his Grapefruit League debut next week. He represents an interesting rebound candidate in fantasy drafts, though careful attention should be paid to his velocity during his spring starts.
Mar 8 - 9:43 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Stephen Drew
2Jose Pirela
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Gregorio Petit
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Carlos Beltran
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Adam Warren
6Ivan Nova
7Chris Capuano
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3David Carpenter
4Justin Wilson
5Esmil Rogers
6Chris Martin
7Chasen Shreve