CC Sabathia RUMORS & NEWS

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Sabathia on DL. No timetable for his return. Girardi: "Is it possible he won't pitch the rest of the year? It's possible."

  • CC Sabathia exits game with knee injury

    ESPN New York "Yankees starter CC Sabathia was lifted in the third inning Sunday because of pain in his surgically repaired right knee. Sabathia appeared to be laboring in the inning when he struck out Yan Gomes for the second out. After a 91 mph fastball, manager Joe Girardi and athletic trainer Steve..." August 23

  • CC Sabathia -- Caught Up in Toronto Street Brawl

    TMZ "Yankees star CC Sabathia was leaving a Toronto nightclub when a massive fight broke out ... and several people had to hold him back from the action. The brawl broke out early Saturday morning outside EFS Nightclub ... after the Yankees had won game 1 of their weekend series against the Blue..." August 18

  • CC Sabathia I Let Haters Get Under My Skin

    TMZ "CC Sabathia lost his temper outside a Toronto nightclub because Blue Jays fans were ripping him for his pitching ability. TMZ Sports broke the story ... the Yankees star's friends had to hold him back from a street brawl that erupted early Saturday morning after game 1 of the Yanks-Jays series...." August 17

  • CC Sabathia has to prove to Yankees they don’t need trade upgrade

    New York Post "The Yankees need answers this month, their last opportunity to restock their roster without considerable restrictions. Some answers arrived Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium. Jacoby Ellsbury ($153 million) and Andrew Miller ($36 million), $189 million of talent, returned from the disabled list..." July 09

  • CC Sabathia’s snippy reaction to being skipped in rotation

    New York Post "Don’t call it a demotion — not yet, anyway. The Yankees are skipping veteran CC Sabathia’s spot in the rotation on Sunday, with the hope a few extra days of rest can get the struggling southpaw back on track. Before the Yankees and the Rays opened a three-game series at the Stadium on..." July 04

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    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees

    Ivan Nova will now start Sunday, Girardi says. CC Sabathia moved to Wednesday. #Yankees

  • Joe Girardi: CC Sabathia is staying in rotation

    ESPN New York "CC Sabathia says he is healthy. However, his ERA is not. Even with a 5.65 ERA, Joe Girardi plans to keep Sabathia in the starting rotation. "You are asking me a question, I just walked in here from two minutes ago, we played the game," Girardi said after the New York Yankees' 11-6 loss. "He..." June 24

  • Yankees' CC Sabathia, groundball specialist? MLB analyst says maybe

    Newark Star-Ledger "An ex-Yankee has some thoughts on how veteran starting pitcher CC Sabathia might be able to reinvent himself. Sabathia has had it rough the last two years. In 2013, Sabathia struggled with his velocity drop and command and posted some of the worst full-season numbers of his career. But 2014?..." April 09

  • CC Sabathia ‘excited’ to finally get back on mound in real game

    New York Post "Forget what happened Monday afternoon and Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium. Opening Day is Thursday to one rather important piece of the Yankees landscape. “It’s my opener,” said CC Sabathia, who will make his first regular-season start since last May 10. “I’m excited. Especially getting the..." April 09

  • Yankees' Sabathia 'really nervous' in 1st start in 10 months

    The Score "CC Sabathia has insisted all spring that he's not judging himself on the results of the box score. Neither is his manager, Joe Girardi. Sabathia, who underwent season-ending surgery last summer to repair degenerative cartilage in his right knee, performed inconsistently across two innings..." March 18

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    A scout who saw CC Sabathia last night says: "He threw better, & harder, than I've seen him throw in 3 years." Good sign for the #Yankees

  • Yanks' Chris Capuano likely out April; CC Sabathia throws 29 pitches

    Fox Sports "CC Sabathia thinks he is ready for his first spring training start. The New York Yankees left-hander threw 29 pitches broken down into two innings during his first simulated game of spring training Thursday. Sabathia is lined up to possibly pitch on Tuesday. The 34-year-old was hobbled by a..." March 12

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    Brendan Kuty @BrendanKutyNJ

    Sabathia scheduled for sim game Thursday. 30-pitch sim game today. #Yankees

  • Yankees' Sabathia on Rodriguez: 'I think we'll welcome him with open arms'

    The Score "Alex Rodriguez may incur some nasty treatment from baseball fans in 2015 when he returns from a season-long suspension, but the embattled third baseman will be received warmly in the New York Yankees' clubhouse, according to one of his veteran teammates. "In the clubhouse, I think he'll be..." February 10

  • Sabathia ‘freaks out’ after missing flight to Jamaica

    New York Post "Yankees ace CC Sabathia allegedly went ball-istic at Newark Airport over the weekend when he and his entourage just missed a flight to Jamaica. Port Authority police had to be called after the pitcher — scheduled to fly to Jamaica on Saturday for a vacation — arrived too late to board the..." January 03

  • Why CC Sabathia isn’t worried the Yankees lost Robertson

    New York Post "In the end, the Yankees picked adding Andrew Miller (and trusting Dellin Betances) over paying David Robertson. And whatever hole that leaves in the Bombers’ bullpen, CC Sabathia said he is confident the current pair can fill it. Robertson bolted The Bronx for a four-year, $46 million contract..." December 10

  • Yankees' CC Sabathia: I could still dominate

    Newark Star-Ledger "Despite a pair of down seasons, a loss of fastball velocity and a serious knee injury, CC Sabathia said still believes he can regain his Cy Young-caliber form. Asked on ESPN Radio Wednesday whether he could come back in 2015 and pitch the way he did in 2009 — when his 19-8 record and 3.37 ERA..." October 23

  • What CC Sabathia and A-Rod have in common right now

    New York Post "CC Sabathia said he’s “pretty much back to 100 percent” as he continues to come back from knee surgery, but just like several of his other high-priced teammates, including Alex Rodriguez, there are no guarantees on what he’ll produce going forward. Still, the lefty sounded confident that both..." October 22

  • Sabathia: More serious knee surgery avoided, expects to pitch in 2015

    ESPN New York "CC Sabathia revealed Tuesday that he had a bone spur removed from his right knee when he had season-ending surgery on his right knee last Thursday. But the 34-year-old left-hander also said that a more serious microfracture surgery has been ruled out, and expressed confidence that he'll be healthy..." August 06

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    Anthony McCarron @AnthonyMcCarron

    Yanks announce that Sabathia's knee surgery went "as planned."

  • CC Sabathia to have season-ending surgery on Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "Welp, that’s that: The Yankees have announced that CC Sabathia will have season-ending arthroscopic knee surgery on July 23. It is not micro-fracture surgery, as many were speculating he needed, but is more of a procedure to clean out his right knee." July 19

  • Yanks shelve Sabathia indefinitely

    ESPN New York "CC Sabathia was aiming to return around the All-Star break, but after waking up with inflammation in his right knee on Thursday, that's unlikely to happen. Sabathia was roughed up in his rehab start for Double-A Trenton on Wednesday night, lasting 3 1/3 innings, allowing five runs (three..." July 04

  • Sabathia to make rehab start Saturday; return to Yankees likely after All-Star break likely

    Newark Star-Ledger "Maybe Chase Whitley’s dreadful outing Monday night against the Blue Jays was nothing more than an aberration, a blip in his unforeseen emergence as rotation savior. Or maybe it’s a sign of troubles ahead for the Yankees. 
Either way, the performance — eight runs over 3 1/3 innings — exhibited..." June 25

  • Sabathia throws bullpen, now heads to Tampa

    ESPN New York "The New York Yankees are sending CC Sabathia to Tampa, and Sabathia couldn't be happier. Sabathia is set to leave town Sunday, but only because he's ready for the next stage of work as he tries to come back from the right knee injury that has sidelined him since early May. He threw another..." June 22

  • Yankees' CC Sabathia progressing, hoping for earlier return from disabled list

    New York Daily News "CC Sabathia’s road to recovery took another positive turn when he threw off a mound for the first time on Monday, and while the Yankees believe it will be another six weeks before the lefthander returns to action, Sabathia is hoping to beat that estimate. After throwing 25 pitches — all..." June 18

  • Yankees' CC Sabathia reports no problems throwing, but date of return uncertain

    Newark Star-Ledger "A month and a half after CC Sabathia was pushed to the sidelines with a right knee problem, he was able to report a bit of progress -- by playing catch for the first time since the injury. Sabathia said he made 25 tosses and experienced no discomfort. He sounded hopeful that he might return before..." June 05

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Sabathia is going to be out until at least July, Cashman tells me. Story to follow shortly #Yankees

  • James Andrews confirms CC Sabathia's right knee doesn't have structural damage

    Newark Star-Ledger "CC Sabathia requested, and made, a precautionary visit to Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his injured right knee Tuesday. The renowned orthopedic surgeon, according to Yankees manager Joe Girardi, confirmed Sabathia’s original diagnosis: The Yankees left-hander does not have any..." May 14

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    Andrew Marchand @AndrewMarchand

    CC Sabathia is going to see Dr. Andrews, according to Cashman

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Sabathia complained of pain in his landing knee after the game. MRI revealed fluid on the knee, so he's headed to DL.

  • Sabathia happy Yankees have pair of aces

    New York Post "CC Sabathia will gladly share center stage. Though the lefty cherishes the title “Yankees ace,” he also understands Masahiro Tanaka is a major talent — as the Japanese pitcher’s $155 million contract suggests — who could challenge him for top billing among the club’s starting pitchers. And..." January 30

  • CC Sabathia signs with Jay-Z's agency, Roc Nation Sports

    SB Nation "Sabathia joins former teammate Robinson Cano as a client of the famous rapper. New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia has signed with Roc Nation Sports, the company announced on Thursday. Sabathia left The Legacy Agency and Greg Genske, who negotiated the star hurler's seven-year,..." January 17

  • CC Sabathia and wife Amber go above and beyond with charity work

    New York Daily News "He is eight weeks into an offseason that began way too early, eight weeks removed from his lowest victory total in seven years, and the highest ERA of his career. Carsten Charles Sabathia doesn’t want to hear about the injuries or the musical third basemen or how desperately the Yankees missed..." November 27

  • CC Sabathia to Cano: Don’t leave

    New York Post "CC Sabathia has just one piece of advice for his friend Robinson Cano as the Yankees second baseman navigates free-agent waters for the first time. “Stay here,” Sabathia said Friday. “I’ve played with him five years now and I think he’s the best second baseman in the game. Obviously he is one..." November 09

  • CC Sabathia out for season

    CBS Sports "Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia has thrown his last pitch in 2013. The Yankees announced as much in the following press release Monday morning: In his last start on Friday vs. San Francisco LHP CC Sabathia suffered a Grade 2 left hamstring strain which requires a recovery time of..." September 23

  • CC can’t get through six

    New York Post "CC Sabathia was laboring for the Yankees. Again. What started so promisingly with 10 straight Orioles going down transformed into an exercise in survival. But this was Sabathia right? He was up 7-5 with two out in the sixth. He felt he had enough to at least finish the inning. Then he saw..." August 31

  • Up-and-down CC convinced he’s still an ace

    New York Post "Even after CC Sabathia won a game Tuesday for the first time since July 3 and pitched fairly well for a second straight outing his numbers on the season are ugly. The left-hander’s 4.66 ERA is the highest of his career. He has given up the most hits (176) and earned runs (86) in the league and..." August 15

  • CC embarrassed by horrific stretch

    New York Post "The biggest man in the Yankees’ clubhouse is feeling tiny. Even if CC Sabathia was pitching as well as he has in the past the Yankees’ chances of reaching the postseason would be dicey because of a lineup that brings bayonets to a nuclear war. With Sabathia struggling like never before in his..." August 02

  • No sign CC has injury

    New York Post "CC Sabathia has lost three straight decisions. Even worse the Yankees left-hander has given up at least seven runs in his past three starts. Pitching coach Larry Rothschild admitted Sabathia’s recent bad run — including Friday’s start when he gave up seven runs in five innings — concerns..." July 28

  • Sabathia struggles mightily as Yanks waste valiant pen effort, lose in 11

    New York Post "Adam Warren stuffed the defeat into his luggage because he surrendered a laser home run to Mike Napoli that landed in the center-field seats. Yet the blame for the Yankees’ 8-7 loss to the Red Sox in 11 innings that was witnessed by 38,138 — Fenway Park’s largest of the season — belonged to CC..." July 22

  • ‘Terrible’ CC takes mound

    New York Post "CC Sabathia is regarded as a terrific second-half pitcher, but that’s a bit of an inflated reputation — at least as a Yankee. In his four years in pinstripes prior to this season, Sabathia posted a 3.25 ERA in 73 starts before the All-Star break and a comparable 3.18 ERA in 56 starts..." July 21

  • Shields outpitches Sabathia in Royals’ 3-1 victory over Yankees

    Kansas City Star "It’s now eight straight victories and counting for the Royals when James Shields starts, after winning 3-1 over New York on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. And this time, Shields even got the decision as a reward for out-pitching Yankees ace CC Sabathia. That eight-game run includes six..." July 10

  • Cano stays hot, CC wins 200th in Yanks’ ‘W’

    New York Post "After watching the Yankees awake from a deep lumber slumber in the previous two games CC Sabathia didn’t have the luxury of his teammates ringing the scoreboard often last night. What the staff ace had was a fierce desire to compete without his best stuff, Robinson Cano’s smoking bat and Twins..." July 04

  • Sabathia honors cousin with basketball court

    New York Post "Demetrius Davis bullied everyone on the basketball court and no one off of it. “He bullied me,” his younger cousin CC Sabathia, laughing, told a crowd of about 200 people yesterday. On Dec. 15, Davis played morning basketball near his Sacramento home. Just hours later, he died of a heart..." June 11

  • Sabathia tosses complete game as Yankees sweep Indians

    New York Post "CC Sabathia is now in a two-start groove. The Yankee ace followed up last Friday’s gem against the Red Sox by firing 4.2 perfect innings to open Wednesday's series finale against the Indians and going the distance in the Yankees’ 6-4 win over the Indians. It’s Sabathia’s first complete game..." June 06

  • Rain lets Yanks reshuffle deck, deal ace against O's

    New York Daily News "CC Sabathia describes himself as "not very intense" in the moments before one of his starts. So it was no surprise to hear that the Yankees' ace was lounging on a clubhouse couch Sunday when he was told the game against the Blue Jays was rained out. Sabathia got up and played a brief game of..." May 20

  • Sabathia glad he didn’t have to waste a start

    New York Post "CC Sabathia will start tonight’s game in Baltimore after yesterday’s rainout against the Blue Jays in The Bronx, which is a better result than the last time he had to deal with bad weather. His outing against the Rockies on May 9 in Denver was cut short after four innings because of a lengthy..." May 20

  • CC, Yankees bullpen combine to shut down Rockies in 3-1, rain-delayed win

    New York Daily News "The first time the Yankees played at Coors Field, they won two of three games in a series of slugfests with the Rockies that saw New York outscore its host, 41-29, posting double-digit run totals in every game. Joe Girardi's club left Colorado with another series win following a 3-1 win over..." May 10

  • Sabathia brushes off lack of velocity

    New York Post "Here’s the count on CC Sabathia: Three winning starts. Two losing starts. One missing heater. Add them up and you get, to steal a “Seinfeld” line, a pretty big matzo ball hanging out there. Sabathia’s substandard velocity, a curiosity that could be excused in his three prior..." April 23