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CC Sabathia | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (35) / 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 took a loss Wednesday after allowing three earned runs in six innings against the Rangers.
Sabathia walked three and gave up five hits in yet another so-so outing. He has allowed three earned runs in each of his four starts this season for an ERA of 5.06. A road date with the dangerous Orioles is next. Apr 27 - 11:06 PM

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CC Sabathia may have finished 4 2/3 innings with only three earned runs on his ledger, but the Rays were all over him on Friday night for nine hits and three walks.

Velocity loss isn’t always the end of the world, but Sabathia hasn’t been able to command his diminished stuff all year. That proved true once again on Friday night. He walked more batters (3) than he struck out (2), and his ERA ballooned to 5.28 in 15 1/3 innings this year. The lefty has a very loose grip on his spot in the rotation and is on the cusp of being nothing more than a very expensive long reliever. Avoid him at all costs.
Apr 22 - 10:24 PM

C.C. Sabathia struggled in a losing effort against the Mariners on Saturday, allowing three runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings of work.

The veteran southpaw walked one and struck out five on the afternoon. All of the damage against him came in the fifth inning where Leonys Martin led off with a home run while Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz each delivered run-scoring hits. While he has shown some signs of life, Sabathia will carry a disappointing 5.06 ERA and 1.50 WHIP into Friday's matchup against the Rays.
Apr 16 - 4:34 PM

C.C. Sabathia logged a quality start in Saturday's victory over the Tigers, allowing three runs on four hits over his six frames.

The veteran southpaw became the first Yankees starter this year to work at least six innings in a start. He issued four free passes on the afternoon while striking out three. Pitching with diminished velocity, he was able to nibble at the corners effective on Saturday, keeping a potent offense relatively at bay. He's still a risky fantasy proposition for Friday's start against the Mariners.
Apr 9 - 4:34 PM

CC Sabathia has been named the Yankees' No. 5 starter.

Manager Joe Girardi has been tight-lipped, but it was always expected to be Sabathia over Ivan Nova for the fifth spot. The big left-hander was unimpressive this spring with a 5.51 ERA and 10 strikeouts over 16 1/3 innings. He holds a 4.81 ERA since the beginning of 2013.
Apr 1 - 5:23 PM

MLB.com's Bryan Hoch writes that CC Sabathia "appears to have locked up" the fifth spot in the Yankees' rotation.

He registered a 5.51 ERA this spring and hasn't been throwing very hard, but it's certainly no surprise that the Yanks will at least begin the season with Sabathia in the rotation. That means Ivan Nova is headed for long relief, although the odds are pretty good that he'll wind up making a lot of starts.
Mar 29 - 6:48 PM

CC Sabathia pitched four innings of two-run ball Tuesday against the Pirates.

He allowed three hits, walked two and struck out two. Sabathia's velocity has been rather disappointing this spring, and it's unclear if he has much more left in the tank for the regular season. It's likely that he'll be the Yankees' fifth starter, but perhaps not for long.
Mar 29 - 3:49 PM

C.C. Sabathia was knocked around again in Friday's loss to the Orioles, allowing seven runs (four earned) on six hits over his 3 2/3 innings of work.

Sabathia also issued a pair of walks while striking out one on the evening. The O's jumped on him right out of the gate, hanging a four spot in the first inning, highlighted by a three-run blast off the bat of Mark Trumbo. Sabathia, who is competing for the final spot in the Yankees' rotation, now sports a troublesome 7.36 ERA and 2.05 WHIP through 7 1/3 innings.
Mar 18 - 11:01 PM

CC Sabathia was charged with three runs -- two earned -- in 1 2/3 innings Sunday against the Phillies.

In something of a surprise, manager Joe Girardi indicated today that Sabathia wasn't a lock for the rotation. It's still likely that the big lefty will be in there in April, but the Yankees could turn to Ivan Nova is Sabathia doesn't impress over the rest of the spring. Alternatively, someone could get hurt and leave the Yankees with no real choice about the rotation.
Mar 13 - 5:53 PM

CC Sabathia pitched two hitless innings versus the Marlins in his spring debut Tuesday.

Sabathia struck out two and got his other four outs on the ground. He started throwing earlier than usual this January, so he's in good shape to put together a strong spring. That said, his stuff isn't what it was and it's still going to be hard for him to get through major league lineups three times per night once the games start to count.
Mar 8 - 5:02 PM

C.C. Sabathia (knee) said Friday that he feels great and is ready to compete for a spot in the Yankees starting rotation.

The 35-year-old hurler will continue to wear a knee brace on his right knee, which seemed to help his performance late in the 2015 season. While he'll have to pitch well in the spring, he's a favorite to earn a spot in the rotation and can be had for pennies on the dollar late in fantasy drafts. His upside makes him worth the late gamble in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues.
Source: MLB.com
Feb 19 - 7:05 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Aaron Hicks
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Dustin Ackley
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Luis Severino
5CC Sabathia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Chasen Shreve
5Ivan Nova
6Kirby Yates
7Bryan Mitchell
8Johnny Barbato
9Branden Pinder
10Nick Goody