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Brian Cashman on CC Sabathia: “We’re going to look at that elbow, no doubt about it”

Oct 19, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

CC Sabathia

CC Sabathia insisted after last night’s ugly outing that the elbow problems he dealt with earlier in the season weren’t an issue, but general manager Brian Cashman noted that the Yankees will ask him to get checked out anyway.

“Let’s put it this way, we’re going to look at that elbow, no doubt about it,” Cashman said, via Marc Carig of New York Newsday. “That will be on the list of things we have to look at now that the offseason’s here. Whether he wants to or not, we’re going to go look into this thing and make sure everything’s OK.”

Sabathia failed to make it out of the fourth inning against the Tigers, allowing six runs on 11 hits, but said afterward that his elbow “felt good” and “it felt good enough to pitch tonight.” And six days earlier Sabathia tossed a one-run complete game against the Orioles, striking out nine while allowing just four hits.

Sabathia, who signed an extension almost exactly one year ago, is under contract for at least another four years and $99 million.

  1. sictransitchris - Oct 19, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Better safe than sorry.

  2. number42is1 - Oct 19, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Sounds about right… Sigh…..

  3. elwaysmilehighdenver - Oct 19, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    CC. Your elbow looked good to me last
    night. Signed, Miggy Cabrera.

  4. thebadguyswon - Oct 19, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Excuses. What about that sack of lard around his waist?

    • proudlycanadian - Oct 19, 2012 at 9:47 AM

      He seems to be thinner this year than he was last year.

    • jgreiner9 - Oct 19, 2012 at 9:48 AM

      you mean that sack of lard that he has pitched with all four years he’s been with the yankees and gone 74-29, with an era lower than 3.40, while compiling 821 strikeouts?? i think you can give the weight issue a little bit of a rest there. I’d say he’s been fairly consistent over his career and probably wouldnt be unlikely if his elbow needs to be checked out. I mean the guy has been an absolute workhorse over his career.

      • thebadguyswon - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:20 AM

        He’s been great. But let’s face it, being overweight becomes an issue when you make 25 mil a year and perform terribly in an eliminaton game. You can’t tell me that if he lost 40 pounds, he wouldn’t be better.

      • Alex K - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:24 AM

        There you go, thebadguyswon, tell someone they can’t disprove your absolute speculation!

      • ezthinking - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:33 AM

        So only skinny people can pitch? I think Timmy L. shot that idea down yesterday.

      • jgreiner9 - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:18 PM

        @thebadguyswon performed terribly in an elimination game but almost a week earlier he pitched a one-run complete game victory, which was an elimination game.

  5. cackalackyank - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    I think over time the weight issue will resonate more and more, but I don’t think it is the issue here and now. Remember he missed some time with “dead arm”. The last time I remember hearing “dead arm” was right before Joba Chamberlain got told he needed Tommy John Surgery. So, in other words Kuroda’s asking price for 2013 just went up by at least 50%…and somewhere Scott Boras is slobbering.

  6. sandwiches4ever - Oct 19, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    It’s like people forget David Wells.

    • cur68 - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:04 PM

      Fernando Valenzuela, too.

    • hojo20 - Oct 19, 2012 at 1:23 PM

      Or a potbellied Greg Maddux in the 2000’s

  7. thatyankeedude - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Whoever continues to call CC fat, tell that to the 6 foot 7 south paw that could make you drop to your knees crying for mercy.

    • Detroit Michael - Oct 19, 2012 at 12:22 PM

      Whether or not C.C. Sabathia could best me in a fistfight is irrelevant to identifying whether C.C. Sabathia is overweight.

  8. largebill - Oct 21, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    An odd side note on CC is this year he lowered his career ERA for the 11th straight season.

  9. freeagentsignee - Oct 23, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    Get well CC!

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