New York Yankees
Career W-L
Career ERA
Name  CC Sabathia
Born  7/21/1980
Height  6-7
Weight  290
Number  52
Position  SP
Bats  L
Throws  L
7/4/2014 8:03:00 PM
Description: Yankees manager Joe Girardi doesn't expect starter CC Sabathia (knee) to return this season, according to Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal.
Insight: Sabathia experienced renewed swelling in his knee and was shut down indefinitely on Thursday. The left-hander's first four years with New York were excellent, as he went 74-29 with a 3.22 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP and one World Series title. However, he's recorded a 17-17 record, a 4.87 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP in the last two seasons.
7/3/2014 5:59:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia (knee) experienced renewed swelling and will have another MRI, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Sabathia has allowed seven runs (five earned) on eight hits in six innings during his two rehab starts so far but was hoping to be back immediately after the All-Star break. He could be out into August after this setback.
6/18/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: New York starter CC Sabathia is about six weeks away from coming off the disabled list. SOURCE: New York Daily News
Insight: Sabathia (3-4, 5.28 ERA) is throwing again but it's a gradual process. He's been sidelined over a month with right knee inflammation.
6/17/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia (right knee) threw a bullpen session Monday, limiting his pitches to fastballs and changeups. SOURCE: Meredith Marakovits, YES Network
Insight: Sabathia, who went 3-4 with a 5.28 ERA prior to his knee injury, will throw all of his pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday and could be a few weeks away from returning. The left-hander has averaged just 89.6 mph with his fastball this season, down from 91.3 mph in 2013 and 93.9 mph in 2011. He's struggled to cope with the loss of velocity and allowed 38 home runs in his last 257 innings (1.33 HR/9). Only three starters have allowed more HR/9 than Sabathia since the start of 2013.
6/6/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia (right knee) played catch on Wednesday for the first time since he was placed on the DL. Source: Craig Wolff, The Star-Ledger.
Insight: Sabathia threw 25 times and experienced no pain during the session. While he's hopeful he can return before the All-Star break in July, the Yankees haven't placed a timetable on his return. Before getting injured, the slimmed-down southpaw posted a 5.28 ERA and 1.48 WHIP with a 48/10 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 46 innings.
5/19/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Monday that CC Sabathia (knee) will be out until at least late June and probably until July, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
Insight: Cashman said that Sabathia's best-case scenario is a return "no sooner than six weeks from now." With the Yankees relying on David Phelps, Vidal Nuno and Chase Whitley in the rotation, look for them to be in the market for a starter.
5/18/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: New York left-hander CC Sabathia is visiting another doctor on Monday. He went on the DL last week because of fluid buildup in his right knee. SOURCE: Jeff Roberts, The Record
Insight: He's not going to make it back when his 15 days are up. That means we'll probably see a few more starts from right-hander Chase Whitley (0-0, 0.00 ERA).
5/14/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia doesn't have any structural damage in his right knee. SOURCE: Newark Star-Ledger
Insight: Everything checked out when Sabathia (3-4, 5.28 ERA) visited Dr. James Andrews earlier this week. He's eligible to return May 26th against St. Louis.
5/12/2014 7:37:00 PM
Description: New York left-hander CC Sabathia will have his knee looked at by Dr. James Andrews. SOURCE: Andrew Marchand, ESPN New York
Insight: Usually Andrews is associated with Tommy John surgery but he was also the one who operated on Robert Griffin III when he suffered a torn ACL last postseason. Sabathia (3-4, 5.28 ERA) was placed on the DL Sunday after an MRI showed fluid buildup in his right knee.
5/11/2014 5:11:00 PM
Description: According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee injury.
Insight: His MRI showed some fluid buildup that will have to be drained. The hope is that Sabathia (3-4, 5.28 ERA) will be back as soon as the required 15 days are up. Sabathia's injury opens up a spot for Alfredo Aceves (0-1, 1.23 ERA) in the starting rotation.
5/10/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia allowed three homers Saturday at Milwaukee, but he was charged with just one earned run due to a two-out error in the third inning by shortstop Brendan Ryan.
Insight: Sabathia allowed eight hits and four runs in 5 1/3 innings and is 3-4 with a 5.28 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP this season. For the second straight season, homers have been a big problem for Sabathia -- he's allowed 10 in 46 innings.
4/11/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia had one bad inning Friday against the Red Sox and it resulted in his second loss.
Insight: Sabathia looked good for most of the game and had nine strikeouts, but he allowed solo and three-run homers in the top of the sixth to lose a 1-0 lead. Homers were one of Sabathia's issues last year and he has given up five in 19 innings already. Still, Friday's start was somewhat encouraging for Sabathia owners.
4/1/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia had an Opening Day to forget Tuesday at Houston.
Insight: Sabathia, who slimmed down in the offseason, allowed eight hits (two HRs) and six earned runs in six innings. Sabathia struggled to overcome diminished velocity last season and gave up a career-high 28 homers while posting a career-worst 4.78 ERA. His velocity sat in the high-80s Tuesday and he left the ball up in the zone far too often.
9/23/2013 7:15:00 PM
Description: The Yankees will play the rest of the season without starter CC Sabathia. SOURCE: Andy McCullough, Newark Star-Ledger
Insight: The big lefty is dealing with a strained hamstring. He'll finish the 2013 campaign with a 4.78 ERA, his highest in 13 major league seasons.
Cold8/30/2013 10:27:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia, who gave up five earned over 5 2/3 innings Friday against the Orioles but managed to come away with a win, is 3-1 over his last four starts despite carrying a 6.17 ERA in that span.
Insight: New York has scored 8.25 runs per game in Sabathia's last four starts. The left-hander has had a disappointing season to say the least, going 12-11 with a 4.91 ERA.
Cold8/13/2013 10:56:00 PM
Description: New York starter CC Sabathia threw a quality start by definition Tuesday against the Angels, but it wasn't exactly his best work.
Insight: Sabathia allowed two earned runs (three total) on three hits but walked six over six innings. The left-hander has a 4.66 ERA and has allowed a career-high 26 homers in 166 innings this season.
Cold8/8/2013 9:44:00 AM
Description: While it wasn't as bad as some of his previous outings, New York starter CC Sabathia still didn't look like himself Wednesday in a no-decision against the White Sox.
Insight: Sabathia started off strong (opened with four scoreless innings) but the wheels began to fall off later in the game as the White Sox got to him for one run in the fifth and two more in the seventh. The lefthander is in the middle of the worst slump of his career with an 0-4 record in his last six starts (7.00 ERA over that span).
7/9/2013 9:49:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia threw his second complete game of the season Tuesday against the Royals, but, like his first one of the year, he took the loss.
Insight: Sabathia gave up seven hits and three runs while striking out six and walking two, but the Yankees only scored one run off James Shields. The big lefty is 9-7 with a 3.99 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP this year, but his velocity has been improving and he could be in for a big second half.
7/4/2013 9:49:00 AM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia picked up career win No. 200 Wednesday at Minnesota with seven innings of two-run ball. He gave up seven hits, walked three and struck out nine.
Insight: Sabathia is 9-6 despite carrying a 4.06 ERA. The lefty has dealt with diminished velocity this season, but his average fastball speed in June was one mph higher than May and nearly two mph higher than April. His average speed was up even more Wednesday, and he hit a 94 mph max. Fantasy owners should buy low.
6/28/2013 6:15:00 PM
Description: There's been a change of plans. Yankees lefthander CC Sabathia was supposed to start Saturday with David Phelps getting the ball for Friday's series opener in Baltimore. Instead, Sabathia will draw the start Friday with Phelps pitching on Saturday. SOURCE: Dan Connolly, Baltimore Sun
Insight: A classic mix-up. Apparently the Yankees goofed on their media guide and the plan had always been for Sabathia to start Friday and Phelps to go on Saturday. A notorious Orioles-killer, Sabathia is 17-4 lifetime against the O's including 1-0 already this season.