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CC Sabathia | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 285
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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CC Sabathia gave up five runs in five innings Thursday in a no-decision versus the Rangers.
Any chance of Sabathia losing his rotation spot probably vanished with Michael Pineda's injury. Still, things aren't getting any better for him. He's allowed five runs in back-to-back outings, pushing his ERA back up to 5.54. Jul 31 - 12:38 AM

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CC Sabathia was smacked around by the Twins in a Saturday no-decision, allowing five runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Sabathia's been one of the worst starters in the majors this season, and that trend continued on Saturday, when the Twins lit him up for five runs over 5 2/3 innings. All five runs came home via the long ball, with Aaron Hicks lighting the veteran southpaw up for a two-run shot in the first inning, and fellow old person Torii Hunter crushing a three-run homer off him in the third inning. Despite the struggles, Alex Rodriguez would homer three times and take Sabathia off the hook for the loss. Still, his overall numbers are cringe-worthy, as he now holds a 5.38 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 94/24 K/BB ratio across 112 1/3 innings. He'll take to the road against the Rangers in his next start as he attempts to save what's turning into a lost season.
Jul 25 - 10:24 PM

CC Sabathia struck out seven while tossing six innings of one-run ball in Sunday's 2-1 victory over the Mariners.

Sabathia issued just one walk while yielding six hits in what was a rare fine outing from the left-hander. He was unable to pick up a win, though, as the Yankees didn't go ahead until Mark Teixeira's home run in the eighth. Sabathia now boasts a 91/21 K/BB ratio over 106 1/3 frames this season, but it's come along with a 5.25 ERA and 1.40 WHIP. He'll get the Twins on the road next weekend.
Jul 19 - 4:19 PM

CC Sabathia said he had his right knee drained and had a PRP injection in the knee after his last start.

Sabathia had his most recent start pushed back from Sunday to Wednesday to get the treatment on the knee. It's the second time he's had issues with the knee since spring. He's pushing through, but it hasn't always been pretty. Sabathia appears quite literally to be on his last leg.
Jul 8 - 10:46 PM

CC Sabathia's next scheduled start has been pushed back from Sunday to Wednesday.

Ivan Nova will move up to take the ball Sunday versus the Rays, while Sabathia will take on the A's the next time out. The Yankees think some extra rest might do the struggling Sabathia some good and the southpaw is also working on some mechanical stuff.
Jul 3 - 3:57 PM

CC Sabathia yielded four runs in 7 1/3 innings in a losing effort against the Angels on Monday.

It was a reasonably solid effort, but the Yankees weren't able to back him with nearly enough run support. Sabathia gave up six hits and a walk while striking out five. Two of the runs came on solo home runs. The lefty holds a disappointing 5.59 ERA with a 1.40 WHIP and an 83/18 K/BB ratio in 95 innings. He'll look to rebound in a home start against the Rays next.
Jun 30 - 1:09 AM

CC Sabathia was roughed up by the Phillies on Tuesday, allowing six runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision.

Sabathia was lucky that his counterpart, Sean O'Sullivan, was arguably even less effective or it would have been a worse result for the lefty. Sabathia allowed two homers among his eight hits, also walking two on the night. The poor showing leaves him with a 5.65 ERA and 1.44 WHIP through 15 starts. It doesn't get much easier for him Sunday when the Yankees travel to take on a suddenly potent Astros offense in Houston.
Jun 24 - 12:15 AM

CC Sabathia pitched six innings and allowed three runs Thursday against the Marlins.

It's Sabathia's sixth quality start in 14 tires this year. He's been adequate of late, but it doesn't look like it's ever going to get much better than that.
Jun 18 - 11:21 PM

CC Sabathia scattered eight hits and four runs over five innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Orioles.

This is what we've come to expect from Sabathia. A workhorse earlier in his career, the 34-year-old hasn't made it past the sixth inning since May 6. He's now allowed 14 home runs, tied for the most in the American League. The left-hander will take the hill again Thursday against Miami.
Jun 13 - 10:47 PM

CC Sabathia struck out seven while allowing just two runs over six innings in Sunday's 6-2 victory over the Angels.

Sabathia served up back-to-back homers to Mike Trout and Albert Pujols in the first inning, but that's all the Halos were able to muster off of him. He might have had another inning in him, having thrown just 87 pitches, but Sabathia got into a verbal spat with home plate umpire Dan Bellino over the latter's strike zone after the top of the sixth and was ejected. The argument got heated, but Sabathia didn't make contact with Bellino so it's doubtful he'll be suspended. The lefty will carry a 5.25 ERA into next weekend's matchup in Baltimore.
Jun 7 - 3:50 PM

CC Sabathia limited the Mariners to two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday as the Yankees won in 11 innings.

Sabathia allowed nine hits and a pair of walks, but limited the damage with six strikeouts. One run scored in the third inning on a Nelson Cruz single and the other scored in the sixth on an Austin Jackson double. It turned out to be one of Sabathia's stronger outings in what has been a disappointing year. The veteran lefty has a 5.45 ERA with a 1.47 WHIP and a 57/14 K/BB ratio in 66 innings. Sabathia will face the Nationals at home in his next outing.
Jun 3 - 2:14 AM

C.C. Sabathia struggled again on Thursday, coughing up five runs on eight hits across six innings in a loss to the A's.

Sabathia actually started out quite well. He'd been spotted a 3-0 lead by the bottom of the fifth when the wheels began to fall off, which perhaps could have been predicted when Billy Burns hit a homer. Sabathia has a solid 51/12 K/BB rate, but it comes with a 2-7 record, 5.67 ERA and 1.43 WHIP. Steer clear outside of AL-only formats.
May 29 - 1:10 AM

C.C. Sabathia was pulverized by the Rangers on Saturday, surrendering six runs on seven hits in just 2 1/3 innings.

Sabathia struck out four and walked one on the afternoon. He made it through the first two innings unscathed, but the Rangers erupted for 10 runs in the third inning, chasing the veteran left-hander and putting the game way out of reach. While he has been able to generate strikeouts this season, his 5.47 ERA and 1.42 WHIP are very uninspiring. He'll look to turn things around when he does battle against the Athletics in Oakland on Thursday.
May 23 - 4:13 PM

CC Sabathia hurled seven innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Yankees' 5-1 defeat of the Royals.

Sabathia was excellent, scattering five hits and a double over his seven frames. He struck out five and did not issue a walk. Sabathia is no longer the dominant power pitcher of old -- his fastball was averaging just 89.7 mph entering play Saturday -- but he's proven capable of sharp outings this season with steady control and good movement. He should remain a usable matchup-to-matchup fantasy starter throughout the summer, and he has a pretty attractive one next week against the Rangers.
May 16 - 10:27 PM

CC Sabathia earned his first win of the season on Monday, giving up four runs (three earned) in seven innings of work against the Rays.

With a power outburst, the Yankees gave Sabathia 11 runs of support, allowing him to pitch comfortably. He gave up only six hits and two walks while fanning nine. Three of those runs came in the seventh inning, when he allowed two solo home runs and a sacrifice fly. The lefty, now 1-5, will bring a 5.20 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP, and a 38/10 K/BB ratio over 45 innings into a weekend start in Kansas City versus the Royals.
May 11 - 10:12 PM

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CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
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2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Ivan Nova
6Bryan Mitchell
7Chase Whitley
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