After nearly three full seasons of disappointing performance, CC Sabathia appeared to be getting on the right track late last season. Over his final nine starts, he posted a 2.86 ERA, but one day before the Yankees faced the Astros in the AL Wild Card game, Sabathia checked himself into rehab for alcohol addiction. Perhaps this could be a turning point for the 35-year-old lefty, but he will have to vastly improve on his 4.40 ERA and 66 home runs allowed over 424 1/3 innings from the last three seasons combined. If you're going to give Sabathia a try, it's best to do it in your AL-only leagues.
Yankees veteran left-hander CC Sabathia will miss the postseason after deciding to check himself into alcohol rehab, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports. There's a question as to whether he would have made the postseason roster anyway, but now that has been solved. With him out, it seems likely the Yankees would return Nathan Eovaldi for the American League Division Series if he's healthy. Otherwise they may decide to go with a three-man rotation if they get past Houston.
Yankees starter CC Sabathia allowed four runs on six hits, walking two and striking out three over 6 2/3 innings of a 5-2 loss to the White Sox on Friday night Sabathia (5-10, 4.82 ERA) still tosses a decent game now and then, but those performances are spacing out further all the time. He had been enjoying a solid September (1-0, 1.04 ERA in three starts) but his days of being a dominant pitcher may be a thing of the past.
Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia overcame a rough first inning Sunday night to hold the Mets to one run over six innings to pick up the win. He allowed five hits and three walks, striking out seven. Sabathia gave up the one run in the first inning, throwing 32 pitches over the frame, but stabilized afterward. If you used him in his two-start week, the gamble paid off handsomely. He's pitched better since coming off the DL, crediting a knee brace that's allowing him to work through the pain related to the arthritis in his knee.
Yankees starter CC Sabathia was excellent in his outing against the Rays on Monday. The veteran left-hander fired 6 2/3 innings scoreless innings, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out six. He was left with a no-decision, as the Yankees rallied in the ninth inning to capture the 4-1 victory. Sabathia has seen some mixed results lately, as he is 0-1 with a 2.76 ERA over his last six starts.
Thursday's game between the Yankees and the Blue Jays has been postoned due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday. Rookie starter Luis Severino, who was scheduled to start on Thursday, will have is turn moved up to Friday. Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda will start the two games of Saturday's twinbill, with Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia to follow.