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CC Sabathia on the DL until after the All-Star break with a groin strain

Jun 27, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT

CC Sabathia Reuters

This is not good:

He apparently felt it, or at least told the team about it, after taking bullpen yesterday. My guess: it happened when Spider Man flew out of his butt. UPDATE: It apparently happened during the Yankees-Mets game over the weekend but he didn’t tell the team about it until after his bullpen session yesterday.

Freddy Garcia will take Sabathia’s next turn in the rotation, which would have been Friday, and the turn after that.  If things go well, that’s all he should miss.

  1. sictransitchris - Jun 27, 2012 at 11:26 AM


  2. ThisIsBaseball - Jun 27, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Wonder how long it’s actually been bothering him. If a while, maybe it could explain why he hasn’t been as sharp for a little while.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 27, 2012 at 11:48 AM

      I think that he has not been been sharp all season going back to spring training.

      • ThisIsBaseball - Jun 27, 2012 at 12:06 PM

        He hasn’t been sharp since that near perfect game. I’m just grasping at straws to find a reason why.

      • Kevin S. - Jun 27, 2012 at 12:38 PM

        I’m not convinced he’s been particularly non-sharp, recently or on the season. His ERA is a little elevated, yes, but that seems almost entirely due to what appears to be a team-wide rise in HR/FB%, and it looks like even that’s correcting itself, as he hasn’t given up a HR since the first day of June. All his other peripherals are completely in line with his recent years, including batted-ball profile, opposing plate discipline, and pitch movement. His FB velocity is down a tick, but his recent history does show a tendency to improve on that as the season goes along. I’m just not seeing any evidence to back the assertion that he hasn’t been sharp.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 27, 2012 at 2:20 PM

        I was going by ERA not peripherals.

  3. sdelmonte - Jun 27, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    J. Jonah Jameson was right! Spider-Man is a menace!

    • cur68 - Jun 27, 2012 at 12:05 PM

      All I can think, after watching The Webbed One emerge, whole, healthy and web-spinning away, is: what HAS CC been eating now??? Maalox will not cure THAT.

      • sdelmonte - Jun 27, 2012 at 12:06 PM

        There was an ace pitcher who swallowed a spider…

      • cur68 - Jun 27, 2012 at 12:07 PM

        …He passed some gas, and then threw a slider…

      • heyblueyoustink - Jun 27, 2012 at 12:31 PM

        After the slider he ate some pie…..

    • foreverchipper10 - Jun 27, 2012 at 5:44 PM

      That spidey link……is awesomely horrifying and hilarious at the same time.

  4. mydadyourmom - Jun 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    The ship is sinking.

  5. bigharold - Jun 27, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Rut Roe!

  6. Detroit Michael - Jun 27, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    He is suffering from a grade 2 belt strain in that photo.

  7. heyblueyoustink - Jun 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    I expect an Alien to pop out of his belly any day now

  8. deathmonkey41 - Jun 27, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Does Cap’n Crunch swing on a web now?

  9. chadjones27 - Jun 27, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    It’s from Spiderman living inside his asscrack

  10. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    He’s been having difficulty leaving things up as a pulled groin prevents you from finishing off your motion…

    What, what’s everything looking at?

  11. rcali - Jun 27, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    I wonder who the father of the baby is.

  12. Ari Collins - Jun 27, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    And now Pettitte has left the game after getting hit on the leg by a comebacker.

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