• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Report: Yankees SP CC Sabathia opts for rehab over postseason

    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.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Yankees SP CC Sabathia yields four runs in loss to White Sox

    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.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia earns win Sunday

    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.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Yankees starter CC Sabathia turns in solid outing vs. Rays

    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.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Yankees reset rotation following Thursday's rainout

    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.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Yankees' CC Sabathia returns from DL, will start Wednesday

    Yankees starter CC Sabathia has been activated from the disabled list. The big left-hander is set to start Wednesday's game against the Orioles, after being shelved since mid-August with a knee injury. Sabathia has made two starts against the Orioles this season. He is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA against the division rivals.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Yankees targeting Wednesday return for SP CC Sabathia

    Yankees veteran starter CC Sabathia is slated to return to the rotation Wednesday against visiting Baltimore, MLB.com has reported. Sabathia threw about 60 pitches in a simulated game Friday. The veteran left-hander has been dealing with knee inflammation that landed him on the disabled list. It was thought he might miss the rest of the season. Sabathia must perform far better than he has most of the year to help the Yankees in their playoff push. He is 4-9 with a 5.27 ERA that is nearly identical to the career-worst he posted in 2014.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Yankees' CC Sabathia begins playing catch

    Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia was able to play catch Saturday, reports the New York Daily News. It was the second time he was able to play catch after landing on the disabled list with right knee inflammation. He will wear a knee brace whenever he returns to the mound. "I'm just taking it day by day and seeing how it feels," Sabathia said. "It feels pretty good."

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Yankees SP CC Sabathia rules out surgery, could see bullpen role

    Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia will not need surgery on his right knee, according to The New York Post. "It went good — no surgery,'' said Sabathia, who hopes rest will allow him to return to the Yankees this season. "I will start the rehab process, and I feel like if I get enough rest I can come back and be healthy enough to pitch.'' Sabathia saw a doctor on Tuesday and his diagnosis was good enough that he felt encouraged to maybe see the mound again this season. "I feel like maybe after the 15 days, as long as I keep my arm sharp throwing in the chair like I did last year. We will wait and see what the Yankees have planned,'' Sabathia said. "I was happy it was good news and not whatever else. I didn't know what the diagnosis was going to be or what Dr. Allen would say. It was good to hear him say the same thing that [the Yankees'] Dr. [Chris] Ahmad said.'' The Yankees, who instituted a six-man rotation before Sabathia went down, could opt to use the 35-year-old in the bullpen once he's healthy, something Sabathia says he would welcome. "Helping this team anyway I can is what I am here to do,'' Sabathia said. "If that means pitching out of the bullpen, it is what it is. I am not here to make that decision, that's not for me to make. If I am healthy I know I can start on any team.''

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Yankees SP CC Sabathia on DL; may be done for season

    Yankees veteran left-hander CC Sabathia might not just be out for just 15 days after his placement on the disabled list Monday with knee inflammation. He could be done for the season. "It's a possibility," Joe Girardi conceded to ESPN. Sabathia has struggled through the worst season of his career. He compiled a 4-9 record and 5.27 ERA before leaving his Sunday start against Cleveland in the third inning. He suffers from a degenerative condision in his knee that nearly resulted in career-ending surgery a year ago.