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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
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CC Sabathia allowed just two runs -- one earned -- over five innings Sunday in the Yankees' defeat of the Rays.
The first run came in the bottom of the first inning when a pickoff throw from catcher Gary Sanchez went awry and allowed Corey Dickerson to score from second base. Derek Norris then hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth. Sabathia gave up just four total hits and issued only one walk while striking out six. He'll carry a 4-2 record and 4.62 ERA into his next start at home versus the Athletics. May 21 - 5:02 PM

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CC Sabathia shut out the Royals over 6 2/3 innings Tuesday in a 7-1 victory.

The big left-hander hadn’t put up a quality start since April 15, but it’s nothing the feeble Royals’ offense can’t cure. Sabathia surrendered five hits and two walks on the night while striking out four, getting pulled after loading the bases in the seventh inning before Tyler Clippard put out the fire. The lefty will square off against the Rays in Tampa on Sunday.
May 16 - 11:40 PM

CC Sabathia lost to the Reds after giving up five runs in six innings on Tuesday.

Sabathia has been the Yankees' weakest link lately, surrendering 22 runs over 19 2/3 innings in his last four starts. Still, the Yankees have won two of those anyway, and they're 5-2 when he pitches this year. He's not getting replaced.
May 9 - 10:38 PM

CC Sabathia was smoked for six runs in four innings but escaped without a loss as the Yankees came back to beat the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

He gave up four runs in the first inning, including a three-run bomb to Steve Pearce. He walked in a run in the second inning and gave up another run in the frame before notching scoreless innings in the third and fourth. His final line included seven hits, four walks and five strikeouts. The veteran's record holds at 2-1 as his ERA climbs to 5.45 after six starts.
May 3 - 11:59 PM

CC Sabathia was knocked around for seven runs over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday.

Sabathia gave up nine hits, including a pair of homers. The veteran southpaw was pulled with two on and two out in the sixth before he was relieved by Bryan Mitchell, who went on to give up a grand slam to Mark Trumbo. The Yankees took him off the hook for the loss with a late comeback. After giving up three runs over his first three starts, Sabathia has allowed 11 runs over his past two outings. He’ll bring a 4.34 ERA into a matchup against the Blue Jays next week.
Apr 28 - 11:36 PM

CC Sabathia surrendered four runs in five innings in a loss to the Pirates on Friday.

Sabathia allowed just one home run through his first three starts, but the long ball hurt him in this one, as he served up a solo blast to Jordy Mercer in the first inning and a two-run shot to Josh Bell in the second. The southpaw settled down from there, but his offense was unable to get him off the hook. Sabathia struck out three and walked a pair in the loss and now sits at 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 14/9 K/BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings. We expect the ERA to continue to rise. He gets the Red Sox next in Boston.
Apr 21 - 10:40 PM

CC Sabathia gave up one run on three hits over 7 1/3 innings to beat the Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday.

He struck out six batters and walked one. The only blemish on his day was a Jedd Gyorko solo homer in the eighth inning. Sabathia was lifted at that point having thrown 97 pitches. The 36-year-old seems reborn this year. He entered the game with a 1.64 ERA and managed to improve it. He moves to 2-0 with a 1.47 ERA after three starts. If you look under the hood things are not quite so pretty as he owns a weak 11:7 strikeout to walk ratio in 18 1/3 innings. He will face the Pirates on the road next.
Apr 15 - 5:11 PM

CC Sabathia allowed three runs -- two earned -- over six innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Orioles.

Sabathia wasn't as sharp today as he was in his 2017 debut last week versus the Rays, but he pitched well enough to keep the Yankees in the game and they pulled out a 7-3 victory with a couple late rallies. The big left-hander walked four and gave up six hits while striking out three, topping out at 98 pitches. He carries a 1.64 ERA through his first two starts with a rare matchup against the Cardinals coming next.
Apr 9 - 5:10 PM

CC Sabathia held the Rays off the scoreboard for five innings in Tuesday’s 5-0 victory.

It wasn’t exactly pretty, as Sabathia managed just two strikeouts and was pulled after needing 85 pitches to cover his five frames. However, the big left-hander yielded only three singles and a couple walks as he managed to keep the Rays off balance. Sabathia will face Tampa again in his next outing, with that one coming at Yankee Stadium.
Apr 4 - 10:45 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Greg Bird
2Chris Carter
3Tyler Austin
2B1Starlin Castro
2Rob Refsnyder
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Matt Holliday
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Severino
5Jordan Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Tommy Layne
5Adam Warren
6Jonathan Holder
7Chasen Shreve
8Bryan Mitchell
9Chad Green