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CC Sabathia | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (36) / 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 surrendered two runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday in the Yankees' 3-2 win over the Phillies.
Sabathia gave up nine hits, but just one went for extra bases. He struck out just one. For the spring, Sabathia has a 6.75 ERA and nine strikeouts in 12 innings. He might be adequate for the Yankees again, but he doesn't come recommended in AL-only leagues. Mar 24 - 5:52 PM

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CC Sabathia struck out five but gave up three runs in four innings of work in a loss to the Orioles on Saturday.

He walked a batter and allowed three hits, one of which left the yard. He has struggled to a 9.45 ERA after three starts. He turned in a 9-12 record with a 3.91 ERA in 30 starts last season. Now 36 years old, he will serve as a veteran innings-eater in the middle of the Yankees' starting rotation.
Mar 18 - 4:48 PM

CC Sabathia was tagged for six runs -- four earned -- in two-thirds of an inning by the Braves on Sunday.

The first six batters reached against Sabathia, one on an error and two on singles that infielders were able to get gloves on. While the mess was hardly all Sabathia's fault, it did prevent him from getting in as much game work as hoped. Sabathia has rarely had very good spring results, especially in the second half of his career. The Yankees won't worry about his numbers as long he's able to stay injury free and build up his pitch count.
Mar 12 - 4:35 PM

CC Sabathia pitched a pair of scoreless innings against the Rays in his spring debut Tuesday.

Sabathia is normally a poor spring training pitcher -- he's finished with a sub-5.00 ERA just one of the last five years -- so he won't be judged on his results in Yankees camp. What matters is that he makes it through the month healthy. He is coming off right knee surgery in October.
Mar 7 - 5:23 PM

CC Sabathia reaffirmed his hope that he will pitch beyond the 2017 season.

Sabathia did add the caveat "as long as I'm healthy." He underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in October. The veteran southpaw will be a free agent after the 2017 campaign has wrapped. As to whether he might finish his career in a Yankees uniform, stay tuned. "I realize this is a business, man, whatever happens happens," said Sabathia on Wednesday. This past season, he posted a 3.91 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 152/65 K/BB ratio across 179 2/3 frames (30 starts). He no longer has the stuff he once did, but those 2016 numbers are a marked improvement on what came before -- he posted three consecutive years with ERAs north of 4.70 prior to that 2016 showing.
Feb 22 - 9:07 PM

CC Sabathia (knee) said Wednesday that he has yet to begin throwing.

Sabathia said earlier this month that a throwing program was imminent, but apparently that was premature. Either way, the veteran southpaw expects to be ready for spring training. Sabathia underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in October, but doesn't have any further procedures planned this winter.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 11:29:00 AM

CC Sabathia (knee) will begin a throwing program on Monday.

Sabathia underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in October. The big left-hander had an underrated bounce-back campaign in 2016, posting a 3.91 ERA and 152/65 K/BB ratio in 179 2/3 innings over 30 starts. He'll be ready to roll for the start of spring training.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 12:48:00 PM

CC Sabathia underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Tuesday.

The surgery is described as a "routine cleanup" and he's expected to be ready for spring training. Sabathia, 36, posted a 3.91 ERA and 152/65 K/BB ratio in 179 2/3 innings over 30 starts this season. 2017 is the final year of his contract with the Yankees.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 12:26:00 PM

CC Sabathia will soon undergo a routine cleanup on his right knee.

Sabathia has an arthritic condition in the knee, but it's considered to be a minor procedure. He should be fine for the start of 2017. The 36-year-old Sabathia posted a respectable 3.91 ERA and 152/65 K/BB ratio in 179 2/3 innings over 30 starts this season.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 01:00:00 PM

CC Sabathia struck out eight while allowing one run over 7 1/3 innings in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Red Sox.

The Sox didn't roll out a full post-clinch lineup -- regulars Xander Bogaerts, David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. were among the starters -- but Sabathia still had little trouble shutting them down in his final 2016 start. He ended on a high note, allowing one run or fewer in three of his final four starts to lower his overall ERA to 3.91. The 36-year-old has already said he hopes to pitch beyond 2017, and after showing he's still able to get hitters out this year, it will be interesting to see how he fares as he approaches his career's sunset.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 11:27:00 PM

CC Sabathia said that he hopes to continue pitching after the 2017 season.

"I know I want to pitch after next year, but I haven't thought about where or what. Hopefully it will be here. We'll see," Sabathia said. His current contract is set to expire at the end of the 2017 season. He will be 37 years old at that juncture. Despite some rocky moments, the veteran southpaw has done a nice job transitioning from a thrower into a pitcher as his stuff has diminished. In 172 1/3 innings this season, Sabathia holds a 4.02 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 144/63 K/BB ratio.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 11:35:00 PM

CC Sabathia pitched well in a no-decision Saturday against the Blue Jays, allowing just four hits and three walks over seven shutout frames.

He logged two strikeouts while throwing 58 of his 91 pitches for strikes. Sabathia benefited from a couple of double plays but it was still one of the left-hander's best outings of the season. Unfortunately the Yankees' offense went dormant, failing to score for the third straight game. His record doesn't reflect it but Sabathia has actually had a nice bounce-back year. His 4.02 ERA is his lowest since 2012. Sabathia's last start of the season will come Thursday against the Red Sox in David Ortiz's last game at Yankee Stadium.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 07:49:00 PM

C.C. Sabathia struggled in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Sunday, allowing four runs (one earned) on eight hits over five-plus innings of work.

The veteran southpaw struck out five while walking three. He kept the Red Sox off the board through the first four frames until Hanley Ramirez socked a three-run homer in the fifth inning. He has done a relatively decent job overall this season, compiling a 4.03 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in 165 1/3 innings. He'll do battle against the Blue Jays in Toronto on Saturday.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 11:48:00 PM

CC Sabathia was on his game Tuesday, punching out seven across 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a 3-0 victory over the Dodgers.

The Dodgers struggle against lefties and they had their hands full with Sabathia in this one, as the big southpaw yielded just three hits and a walk on the night. Yankees managed Joe Girardi decided not to press his luck, though, pulling Sabathia after he retired the leadoff hitter in the seventh even though he had thrown just 93 pitches. It kept the lefty from getting a win, but that doesn't take away from what was a terrific showing. Sabathia will take a 4.10 ERA into Fenway on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 10:29:00 PM

CC Sabathia wasn't long for Thursday's game, allowing three runs on seven hits over four innings against the Rays.

Sabathia wasn't a disaster, but three of his seven hits allowed went for homers, and manager Joe Girardi obviously had seen enough after four innings. The southpaw did manage to avoid taking a loss despite his ineffectiveness, staying at 8-12 with a 4.27 ERA over 26 starts. An interleague date with the Dodgers is on tap for Tuesday.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 11:01:00 PM

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