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October 18, 2019 11:48 AM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Removed from roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia was removed from the Yankees' ALCS roster Friday due to a subluxation of his left shoulder joint.

Sabathia suffered the injury in Game 4 of the ALCS on Thursday. He threw the final pitch of his career in that game, as he'd previously announced that he would retire after the season. Ben Heller will take his place on the roster.

October 18, 2019 11:04 AM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Likely has thrown final pitch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia has been diagnosed with a left shoulder injury and isn't expected to pitch again this postseason, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Sabathia suffered the injury in Game 4 of the ALCS against Houston on Thursday, and skipper Aaron Boone stated after the contest that the injury is "not good." The Yankees are expected to replace the veteran southpaw on the ALCS roster Friday prior to Game 5. Sabathia has said he'll retire after this season, so this probably was the last pitch he's thrown in the majors.

October 18, 2019 10:52 AM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Exits after injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia left Game 4 of the ALCS against the Astros on Thursday after suffering an apparent arm injury, Jeff Passan of reports.

This is an unfortunate outcome for Sabathia, who may have thrown the last pitch of his career Thursday night. The severity of the issue is not known at this time. He retired two batters prior to exiting.

October 12, 2019 12:52 PM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Added to ALCS roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia is on the Yankees' ALCS roster.

Sabathia missed the ALDS with shoulder soreness, but will be available out of the bullpen against the Astros in the ALCS. The 39-year-old posted a 4.95 ERA over the regular season, but will be able to provide a veteran presence in the bullpen as he has appeared in 24 postseason games over his career.

October 11, 2019 09:12 PM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Should make ALCS roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia (shoulder) expects to be named to the ALCS roster, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports.

Sabathia was held off the ALDS roster due to shoulder soreness, but the veteran southpaw stated Friday that he anticipates making the roster for New York's upcoming playoff series against Houston. He'll be used in a relief role, assuming he's named to the roster.

October 9, 2019 03:16 PM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Remains possibility for ALCS
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia (shoulder) remains an option for the Yankees' ALCS roster, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Sabathia missed the ALDS due to a sore shoulder, but he was able to throw Wednesday. Even if healthy, there's no guarantee he makes the roster, as he posted a 4.95 ERA this season.

October 8, 2019 11:20 AM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: To throw Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia (shoulder) will throw Wednesday, Bryan Hoch of reports.

Shoulder soreness has kept Sabathia off the mound since Sept. 24 and led to him being left off the Yankees' ALDS roster. He hopes to be available for the ALCS, though the Yankees may not particularly need the veteran and his 4.95 ERA.

October 4, 2019 04:04 PM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Left off roster for ALDS
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia (shoulder) is not on the roster for the American League Division Series against the Twins, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

The veteran was unavailable at the end of the season in order to rest, but manager Aaron Boone revealed Thursday that Sabathia has been dealing with shoulder soreness and received a cortisone shot, according to James Wagner of The New York Times. Wagner reports that the 39-year-old will keep throwing to try to become available if the Yankees advance.

September 28, 2019 06:20 PM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Resting this weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia won't be available out of the bullpen Saturday or Sunday in order to rest, Marly Rivera of reports.

Sabathia was expected to make one more relief appearance this weekend, but the Yankees will instead provide him a little extra rest and have him throw a simulated game Tuesday or Wednesday. The veteran southpaw has dealt with chronic knee issues throughout the season, so it's no surprise to see the team being cautious heading into the playoffs. Sabathia has made one appearance out of the bullpen so far and according to Bryan Hoch of, manager Aaron Boone said he's "probably" on the ALDS roster.

September 25, 2019 01:36 PM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Sharp in relief debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia pitched one scoreless inning against the Rays on Tuesday, striking out two batters to earn a hold.

After 560 career starts, Sabathia made his first regular-season relief appearance and looked entirely at ease. He needed only 13 pitches to retire three hitters, inducing a pair of strikeouts around a groundout. The 39-year-old appears set to make the postseason roster in a bullpen role.

September 20, 2019 04:32 PM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Headed to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia will pitch in relief next week to prepare for a bullpen role in the postseason, Bryan Hoch of reports.

We knew Sabathia's start Wednesday was his last at Yankee Stadium; as it turns out, it was the last of his (likely) Hall of Fame career. He will pitch out of the bullpen once against Tampa Bay next week and once against the Rangers next weekend. Sabathia finishes with a 4.99 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in 106.1 innings as a starter this season.

September 20, 2019 12:32 AM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Makes final start in Yankee Stadium
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia gave up two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four in 2.2 innings Wednesday against the Angels. He did not factor into the decision.

It was an emotional final home start in the Bronx for Sabathia, who is expected to retire after the season. He will probably pitch in a similar capacity next week against the Rays, and it is unclear if he will make the playoff roster for the ALDS. If he does make the cut, he would likely pitch out of the bullpen.

September 12, 2019 11:52 PM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Pitches 3.1 innings in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia allowed two runs on three hits with one walk and five strikeouts across 3.1 innings during a no-decision against the Tigers on Thursday.

In his first appearance since Aug. 30, Sabathia didn't last long into the game but pitched fairly well. However, he still hasn't won a start since June 24 and owns a 6.75 ERA in his last eight outings. Sabathia is 5-8 with a 4.95 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 101 strikeouts in 103.2 innings this season. Sabathia is scheduled to pitch next at home against the Angels on Wednesday, though we'll see whether it's a normal start or another opener gig.

September 11, 2019 06:48 PM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Wednesday's start postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia will start Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.

Wednesday's game was postponed. Domingo German will still piggyback Sabathia in Thursday's makeup game.

September 13, 2019 02:32 AM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Activated ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia (knee) was activated as expected ahead of his start Wednesday against the Tigers.

Sabathia missed just over the minimum 10 days while dealing with knee inflammation. While he's scheduled to start Wednesday, Domingo German is expected to piggyback him, so the veteran lefty may not last long enough to record a win.

September 10, 2019 01:20 AM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Open to postseason relief role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia (knee) suggested Monday that he is willing to work out of the bullpen in the postseason, Randy Miller of reports.

Sabathia has battled knee inflammation all season but is hoping he can tolerate the pain long enough to make it to the end of what is likely to be his final campaign. He'll come off the injured list to make a start Wednesday, but with the imminent return of Luis Severino (lat) and the recent revival of J.A. Happ, Sabathia appears to be the odd man out in the Yankees' playoff rotation. The 39-year-old has never made a regular-season appearance out of the bullpen, though he has pitched in relief once in the playoffs, giving up one run in 1.1 innings against Detroit in Game 5 of the 2011 ALDS.

September 8, 2019 06:40 PM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Starting Wednesday in Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia (knee) will come off the injured list to start Wednesday's game in Detroit and will be piggybacked by Domingo German, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.

While it's good to hear that Sabathia feels up to returning to the rotation, the fact German will come in after him suggests that the veteran lefty won't go deep enough to qualify for the win. Indeed, he has not logged five-plus innings since July 16. He has given up 18 earned runs in 18.1 innings in five starts over that stretch.

September 6, 2019 05:16 PM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Throws bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia (knee) completed a bullpen session Friday, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

Sabathia landed on the injured list at the end of August with right knee inflammation, an issue he's battled throughout the season. The 39-year-old has received injections and felt encouraged after the bullpen session, but the timeline for his return remains uncertain.

September 3, 2019 03:52 AM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Unsure of time frame for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia had his inflamed right knee drained and received injections but does not know when he could be back, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Sabathia has dealt with the troublesome knee all season, resulting in four separate trips to the injured list. He is receiving treatment in hopes of making it back to the field by the end of September, though the lack of a definitive time frame casts some doubt about the possibility of a return. The 39-year-old is expected to retire at the conclusion of the season.

August 31, 2019 11:08 AM
Yankees' CC Sabathia: Heads back to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sabathia was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with right knee inflammation.

Sabathia recently returned from a similar issue but made just three starts before his knee flared up again. This will mark the veteran southpaw's fourth trip to the injured list this season due to his balky right knee, which required arthroscopic surgery in the offseason. According to Anthony Rieber of Newsday, when asked after Friday's game how bad the pain was on a scale of 1 to 10, Sabathia replied, "it's a 10." He'll have his knee drained Saturday and receive a cortisone shot in hopes of returning before the end of the season, which is expected to be his last before hanging it up. In the meantime, Jonathan Loaisiga was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to replace Sabathia on the roster.

Minor League Pitching Stats
1998R-Burlington 18.0550100358204.501.556
1999A-Columbus 16.233020020581.110.802
1999A-Mahoning Vy 19.2660000271291.881.094
1999A-Kinston 32.07703302919305.341.531
2000AA-Akron 90.1171703709048753.601.365
2000A-Kinston 56.0101023206924483.541.286
2005AA-Akron 9.02200109241.000.667
2006AAA-Buffalo 5.01101005161.801.400
2014AFA-Tampa Yankees 2.11100002138.571.905
2014AA-Trenton Thunder 3.21100102158.441.875
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Vallejo, CA
New York Yankees

MLB Experience:

2007: AL Cy Young
2009: AL LCS MVP