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CC Sabathia | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 285
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 1 (20) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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CC Sabathia (knee) began throwing bullpen sessions three weeks ago.
That's significant mostly because the big lefty has traditionally waited until the start of spring training to throw off a mound. Sabathia has motivation to be ahead of the curve coming into camp, as Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has already made it clear the 35-year-old won't be guaranteed a rotation spot. For his part, Sabathia said the chronic knee condition that has necessitated the use of a knee brace feels better than it has in a long time. We'll see if the adjustments lead to a new and improved Sabathia this spring. Feb 11 - 10:17 PM

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CC Sabathia said Wednesday that he's well ahead physically than he usually is at this point in the offseason.

Sabathia has a chronic knee condition that he'll have to manage for the remainder of his career, but it's good news. "Probably light years ahead (of the past few offseasons)," said Sabathia. "Being able to fully work out and do the things I want to do totally healthy. Workouts are a lot more tougher, but it’s kind of what I need at this point in my career." Sabathia checked into an alcohol rehab facility the day after the regular season and now has a sponsor who helps him with his recovery, but he said he feels "good." The veteran left-hander posted a 4.73 ERA and 137/50 K/BB ratio over 167 1/3 innings this past season. He's owed $25 million in 2016 and his contract includes a $25 million vesting option for 2017 or a $5 million buyout.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 04:08:00 PM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Monday that CC Sabathia will not be guaranteed a spot in the starting rotation in 2016.

"We've got a lot of guys who are going to be vying for those five spots," said Cashman. "I'm not guaranteeing anybody anything." Sabathia, who recently finished a stay in alcohol rehab, posted a 4.73 ERA and 137/50 K/BB ratio over 167 1/3 innings this season. He pitched better down the stretch after wearing a new knee brace, but he could get squeezed out if the Yankees have better alternatives. The veteran southpaw is owed $25 million in 2016, with a $25 million vesting option for 2017 or a $5 million buyout.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 09:04:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that CC Sabathia is expected to check out of alcohol rehab late this week or early next week.

Sabathia entered a rehab facility just before the American League Wild Card Game on October 6. Ron Berkowitz, the PR director for Roc Nation (the agency Sabathia is represented by), understandably declined comment on the left-hander's status. Sabathia will enter the final year of his contract in 2016.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 05:16:00 PM

CC Sabathia is checking himself into an alcohol rehab facility and will not be available for the postseason.

Shocking news. Sabathia didn't have a very good year, but he showed some positive signs in his last several regular-season starts and was going to be part of the Yankees' playoff rotation if they were to advance past the Wild Card Game. "It hurts me deeply to do this now, but I owe it to myself and to my family," the 35-year-old left-hander said in a written statement. Sabathia will focus on getting healthy both mentally and physically for 2016. He is still owed $30 million.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 01:10:00 PM

CC Sabathia pitched five innings of one-run ball as the Yankees topped the Red Sox on Thursday to claim a wild card spot.

Sabathia finishes the regular season 6-10 with a 4.73 ERA. Remarkably enough, he's going to end up leading the Yankees with 167 1/3 innings thrown this year. He'll certainly be a part of the postseason rotation following his strong September.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 10:51:00 PM

C.C. Sabathia struggled in a losing effort against the White Sox on Friday, surrendering four runs on six hits over his 6 2/3 innings.

The veteran southpaw struck out three and walked two on the night. He was locked in a 2-2 tie heading into the seventh inning when he surrendered a pair of solo home runs to Mike Olt and Gordon Beckham. Now 5-10 on the season, he'll carry a 4.82 ERA and 1.41 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Red Sox.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 10:27:00 PM

C.C. Sabathia picked up his fifth victory of the season on Sunday night, limiting the Mets to just five hits over six innings of one-run ball.

The veteran southpaw punched out seven on the evening while walking three. The only blemish on his evening was an RBI double off the bat of David Wright in the first inning, but he was able to settle in masterfully afterwards. He'll look to further improve upon his troublesome 4.80 ERA and 1.42 WHIP when he does battle against the White Sox on Friday.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 12:04:00 AM

CC Sabathia pitched 6 2/3 shutout innings but took a no-decision in Monday's win against the Rays.

Sabathia went toe-to-toe with Erasmo Ramirez, who was threatening to no-hit the Yankees. The lefty scattered three hits and two walks while striking out six. It's his strongest start of the season. Sabathia will bring a 4.93 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP, and a 124/42 K/BB ratio over 149 2/3 innings into a road start against the Mets.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 10:23:00 PM

CC Sabathia, returning to the Yankees' rotation, allowed three runs (one earned) over 4 2/3 innings and took a no-decision in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

Sabathia allowed an RBI single to Chris Davis in the first inning, and that was it until a Stephen Drew error in the fifth inning allowed two runs to score. The lefty threw 85 pitches -- 51 for strikes -- and allowed four hits with three walks and five strikeouts. Altogether, not too bad of an outing for Sabathia, who now holds a 5.16 ERA with a 1.45 WHIP and a 118/40 K/BB ratio over 143 innings. He'll take on the Rays in a road match next week.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 10:16:00 PM

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

Sabathia is slated to start Wednesday's game versus the Orioles. The big left-hander has missed the last couple weeks with an arthritic right knee and will likely have to pitch through some pain for the remainder of the season. He holds a 5.27 ERA over 24 starts in 2015.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 10:11:00 AM

CC Sabathia (knee) will be activated from the disabled to start on Wednesday versus the Orioles.

Sabathia threw a 60-pitch simulated game Friday and came out of it with no issues. The Yankees don't plan to remove anyone from the rotation, so it looks like they'll go with a six-man alignment down the stretch. Sabathia has missed the last couple weeks with an arthritic right knee.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 04:18:00 PM

CC Sabathia (knee) threw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Sabathia is dealing with arthritis in his right knee but is expected back in the Yankees' rotation at some point this month. The club could go to a six-man alignment when the veteran left-hander is ready to return.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 02:11:00 PM

CC Sabathia (knee) played catch on Saturday.

It's the second time he's done so since landing on the disabled list. Sabathia was sporting a large brace on his arthritic right knee when he threw and will have to wear it if he returns this season. There's no room for him in the Yankees' rotation at the moment, although the club talked about using a six-man rotation before Sabathia was injured.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 09:56:00 AM

CC Sabathia (knee) said Tuesday that he hopes to return from the disabled list when he's first eligible.

Sabathia has an arthritic right knee, but he received good news when he went for a second opinion Tuesday in New York. Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated Monday that the southpaw could be done for the season, but he's aiming for a quick return. Sabathia has struggled to the tune of a 5.27 ERA this season.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 03:42:00 PM

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