Entries in CC Sabathia (13)


Sabathia to Have Season-Ending Surgery

Hannah Foslien/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The injury news continues to get worse for the New York Yankees. General manager Brian Cashman announced on Friday that the pitcher is set to have season-ending surgery on his right knee.

The southpaw will have arthroscopic debridement surgery in hopes of returning for the 2015 season. The procedure is an alternative to microfracture surgery, but could still be in play if the first surgery does not go as planned. 

"He tried the rehab side of it, and obviously that didn't work," Cashman said of the decision for Sabathia to go under the knife. "If he had three different options, that was the least. Now, we are on the middle side of this thing, the cleanup of the knee, and hopefully that is good enough."

Sabathia is one of four starting pitchers the Yankees have lost to injury in 2014 since Opening Day. Ivan Nova is already out for the year with Tommy John surgery, while Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda are hopeful to return.

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Brian Cashman Says C.C. Sabathia Is Out Until July

Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  New York Yankees ace C.C. Sabathia will likely be out until early July, according to general manager Brian Cashman.  

Sabathia was placed on the disabled list back on May 11 with a right knee injury. Cashman says Sabathia has some breakdown of cartilage in the knee.  

The 33-year-old Sabathia visited Dr. James Andrews in Alabama last week and was given a stem-cell injection in his knee.  He will be on crutches until he is pain-free.

"It's an unpredictable time frame," Cashman told ESPN. "I'd say you're talking at least six weeks until you see him on a major league mound again."

Before going on the disabled list, Sabathia was 3-4 with a 5.28 ERA this season for the Yankees.

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Astros Light Up Sabathia to Win Season Opener

Bob Levey/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- The Houston Astros scored six runs in the first two innings off CC Sabathia en route to a 6-2 season opening win over the New York Yankees Tuesday.

Jesus Guzman started the scoring for Houston when he blasted a two-run home run off Sabathia in the first inning. L.J. Hoes continued with the long ball theme in the second, when he also hit a two-run blast.

"This entire spring leading up to Opening Day, we built that vibe up where these guys are confident, they're playing with a lot of energy, focus," Astros skipper Bo Porter said. "The attention to detail is outstanding. Everybody wants to get out to a good start."

Sabathia (0-1) finished pitching six innings, allowing eight hits, six runs and one walk while striking out six.

"It got out of hand early," Sabathia said. "I've got 34 -- hopefully more -- starts left. I'm definitely not going to pitch like I did tonight in the first two innings. I know I can pitch. I love to get guys out. I feel great, so no, I'm not going to beat myself up over this."

Astros starter Scott Feldman (1-0) pitched 6.2 innings, allowing two hits, no runs, two walks while striking out three in the win.

Dexter Fowler started his career in Houston well, going 2 for 4 with two runs scored in the win.

Jacoby Ellsbury went 0 for 4 with a walk and a run scored in his Yankees debut.

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Sabathia Signs with RocNation Sports

Hannah Foslien/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has officially signed with RocNation Sports, the sports agency started by hip-hop mogul Jay-Z. Sabathia had been with Legacy Sports Group his entire career, but will now be represented by RocNation both on and off the field.

Sabathia has three years left on his current contract with the Yankees and is guaranteed to make $76 million over that time. The 33-year-old currently has an endorsement deal with the Jordan Brand and has also done advertisements for Subway and Pepsi. 

RocNation spokesman Ron Berkowitz said that when Sabathia's contract ends in 2017, president Juan Perez and Jay-Z will work together to negotiate the pitcher's next contract. Of the firm's six clients, half play in New York including Jets quarterback Geno Smith and Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz.

Jay-Z also represents former Yankee, and current Seattle Mariner, Robinson Cano as well as WNBA star Skylar Diggins and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant.

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Yankees Complete Three-Game Sweep of White Sox

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- CC Sabathia pitched 7 1/3 strong innings and Mariano Rivera earned his first four batter save in more than two years as the New York Yankees topped the Chicago White Sox 6-5 Wednesday.

The win completes a three-game sweep of the White Sox (56-82) and places the Yankees (75-64) only 2 1/2 games behind Tampa Bay for the final American League Wild Card.

Robinson Cano went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in the win.

The Yankees will now play four games at home versus the first place Red Sox.

Game 1 is tonight. Jake Peavy (11-5) will oppose Yankees starter Ivan Nova (8-4).

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Yankees Explode for 14 Runs in Rout of Angels 

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  For one night at least, the Bronx Bombers were back in action.

Alfonso Soriano homered twice and drove in six runs, and Alex Rodriguez drove in a pair, as the New York Yankees routed the Los Angeles Angels 14-7 on Tuesday night.

CC Sabathia (10-10) gave up three runs in six innings, reaching double-digit wins for the 13th time in his 13-year career.

"I felt like I had pretty good stuff," Sabathia said. "I got into some trouble and I was able to make the pitches and get outs but it was just a battle."

Jason Vargas took the loss for the Angels, giving up four runs in just over four innings of work.  Mike Trout hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning, but it was too late for the slumping Angels.

The teams will meet Wednesday night for the third game of a four-game series.

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CC Sabathia Earns 200th Career Victory 

Hannah Foslien/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- CC Sabathia loves pitching against the Minnesota Twins.

The 32-year old pitched seven strong earnings Wednesday night to help the New York Yankees defeat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 and earn his 200th career victory.

"It's hard not to be aware of it, but I don't know if it means anything right now," Sabathia said. "I'll be ready in five days to go again and just try to get No. 201."

Sabathia has not lost to the Twins in nearly six years.  He is 11-0 with a 2.01 ERA in his last 12 starts against the Twins.

Robinson Cano tied the game at 2 in the sixth inning with a two-run double.  Lyle Overbay drove him home with a sacrifice fly to center field, and that was all the Yankees needed to win their third-straight game.

Sabathia is the 10th pitcher in the live ball era to reach 200 career wins before his 33rd birthday.

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Game 4 of the ALCS Postponed Until Thursday

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- Game 4 of the AL Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers has been postponed due to the threat of storms in the area.

The game was delayed for 1 hour, and 10 minutes before it was rescheduled. It will now take place Thursday at 4:07 p.m. ET.

Both CC Sabathia and Max Scherzer, the scheduled starting pitchers for Game 4,  didn't warm up before the game and will start on Thursday in Detroit.

The Tigers lead the best-of-seven series 3-0. If the Yankees win Game 4, Game 5 will be held on Friday at Comerica Park. If a Game 6 and Game 7 are necessary, they will be held Saturday and Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

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Yankees Top Orioles, Headed to ALCS

Al Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --The New York Yankees topped the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 in the deciding game 5 of the ALDS behind a complete game from ace C.C. Sabathia.

Sabathia pitched a four hitter, giving up one run to help the Yankees reach the American League Championship Series, where they will take on the Detroit Tigers.

It was his first postseason complete game and second win in the series over the Orioles.

The game came with a lot of controversy as Yankee manager Joe Girardi decided to bench struggling third baseman Alex Rodriguez in a pivotal game with the season on the line.

The lineup responded with Ichiro Suzuki and Raul Ibanez driving in runs for the Yankees.  Curtis Granderson drilled a solo home run in the seventh inning to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead.

Sabathia gave up a run in the eighth and the Orioles threatened with the bases loaded, but the ace stayed to his true dominant form and got out of the jam for the Yankees.  He finished with nine strikeouts.

Game one of the ALCS is Saturday night at Yankee Stadium.

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Sabathia Says He's Ready to Pitch

Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, who has been on the disabled list with soreness and stiffness in his pitching elbow, declared Tuesday after a bullpen session in Chicago that he will be ready to pitch Friday against Cleveland.

Sabathia has been on the DL since August 9 and is eligible to comeback Thursday.

"We've got to see how he comes out the next two days,'' Yankees skipper Joe Girardi said. "If he comes out OK tomorrow, it's pretty likely he's going to be our starter on Friday.''

The 32-year-old Sabathia has a 12-3 record to go with a 3.56 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 140 strikeouts this season.

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