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Yankees lose CC Sabathia to right knee injury

May 11, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

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Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia complained of discomfort in his landing (right) knee after allowing eight hits — including three home runs — over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Brewers on Saturday at Miller Park, so he was sent for an MRI and then placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning after the exam results showed inflammation and fluid buildup.

The Yankees hope Sabathia will be ready to return as soon as his 15 days are up. Alfredo Aceves is expected to take his rotation spot in the meantime.

Sabathia, who’s still owed $76 million from the Yankees, has posted a rough 5.28 ERA and 1.48 WHIP through 46 innings (eight starts) this season. Maybe the time away will do him some good.

  1. rbj1 - May 11, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Well maybe we have an explanation.

    • yahmule - May 11, 2014 at 2:45 PM

      The explanation is he’s done.

      • bigharold - May 11, 2014 at 2:49 PM

        You can only hope, .. right?

      • yahmule - May 11, 2014 at 6:24 PM

        Nah, I’ve always admired him as a pitcher. Not enough to make me deny my eyes, though.

  2. proudlycanadian - May 11, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Get well ASAP CC.

    • kiwicricket - May 11, 2014 at 5:28 PM


  3. trbmb - May 11, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    Running out of Pitchers. Not to worry, Cashman, the astute GM, has a secretive batch of pitching prospects to draw from. Or, wait, hasn’t had any at all in 17 years as GM, so he will spring into his usual action and deliver mounds of cash to whomever is available in the market.

    • ptfu - May 11, 2014 at 4:38 PM

      Bit dated but the article works well enough.

  4. sportsfan18 - May 11, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    well, that HELPS the Yankees pitching staff…

    He’s 5th in the American League… 5th from the BOTTOM of those qualifying pitchers for the ERA title that is…

    the Yankees staff ERA is 4.06 and that is WITH C.C.’s 5.28 ERA… so they are much better with him NOT pitching…

    The Yankees staff ERA WITHOUT C.C. would be 3.85 and not 4.06.

    C.C.’s ERA last year was 4.78 and the Yankees would take that right now as he’s been above 5 all season.

    So that 8 yr contract… the Yankees came out WAY ahead the first 4 seasons…

    his last 4 seasons of this contract are the 2013 to 2016 seasons…

    the Yankees lost 2013 with C.C.’s contract as the money they paid him was more than his worth
    the Yankees will lose in 2014 with C.C.’s contract

    The Yankees will most likely lose in 2015 and 2016 too.

    win 4 seasons and lose 4 seasons of an 8 yr contract. i know the Yankees print money, but that is a waste overall…

    • clydeserra - May 11, 2014 at 7:29 PM

      I am not sure how this HELPS.

      Sure, he has not been good. But someone has to pitch every 5th day.

  5. yahmule - May 11, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    He has given up tons of hard contact the last couple years because he’s catching a lot of home plate. He still has control (and reputation), but his command is gone.

  6. 18thstreet - May 11, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Its probably good (for his recovery) that he lost all that weight in the off season. But I wonder if he lost the weight to take pressure off his knees, and now the knee is hurt, anyway.

    As a Red Sox fan, I hope he doesn’t recover. As a human being, I wish him all the best. He seems like decent guy.

  7. kiwicricket - May 11, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Inflamation and fluid buildup? Sure they were looking at his knee?

  8. ggallin4evr - May 11, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Washed up.

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