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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 (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

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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

CC Sabathia allowed two runs -- one earned -- over six innings in a loss to the Orioles on Saturday.

Sabathia gave up six hits, including a solo homer, over his six innings, but the Yankees couldn't do anything against Orioles starter Kevin Gausman and company. The loss was his second in a row, dropping him to 8-12 with a 4.20 ERA through 25 starts. Sabathia will try to get back in the win column Thursday against the Rays.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 11:01:00 PM

CC Sabathia pitched well in Sunday's loss to the Orioles, surrendering three runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Sabathia struck out eight and walked two on the afternoon. Neither team found any offensive traction until the sixth inning, when Steve Pearce snapped the spell with a solo homer. The O's would score twice more in the seventh to polish off the scoring on Sabathia's line. The veteran southpaw has pitched respectably enough for a back-of-the-rotation arm, but his 4.31 ERA and 1.35 WHIP don't inspire much fantasy confidence. A road start against these same Orioles shows next on his schedule.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 04:54:00 PM

The Yankees announced Saturday that C.C. Sabathia and Michael Pineda will flop places in the starting rotation, with Sabathia working on Sunday against the Orioles.

That means that Pineda will pitch on Monday against the Royals in Kansas City and is now lined up for two starts next week. Given Pineda's propensity to give up the long ball, pitching him on the road instead of Yankee Stadium certainly makes sense.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 10:14:00 AM

CC Sabathia was fantastic in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Mariners, firing seven innings of three-hit, one-run ball.

Sabathia struck out seven and walked just one in what was one of his stronger starts of the season. The only run to score on his watch came in the third inning, when Ketel Marte picked up an RBI single off the veteran southpaw. The shiny outing must have felt all the sweeter for what came before, as Sabathia was shelled for seven runs by the Blue Jays last time out. He will try to replicate Tuesday's results when he brings his 4.33 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 117/52 K/BB ratio (137 1/3 innings) into a road date with the Royals next time he toes the rubber.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 12:58:00 AM

CC Sabathia gave up seven earned runs in six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Sabathia struck out 12 and issued only one walk, but the Jays pounded him for nine hits, including a Melvin Upton three-run homer in the top of the fifth inning. Sabathia is the first American League pitcher to allow seven-plus earned runs and whiff a dozen batters since Randy Johnson in 1998. The big left-hander will carry a 7-10 record and 4.49 ERA into his next start on the road against the Mariners.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 04:04:00 PM

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