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CC Sabathia to see Dr. James Andrews regarding right knee injury

May 12, 2014, 7:12 PM EDT

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According to Bryan Hoch of, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said this afternoon that CC Sabathia has requested to see Dr. James Andrews for a precautionary visit regarding his knee injury.

Sabathia was placed on the disabled list Sunday with right knee inflammation. While an MRI has ruled out any structural damage, he is dealing with fluid in the knee and will have it drained. As of now, the veteran left-hander hopes to return when he’s first eligible in two weeks. It’s worth noting that he had surgery to repair the meniscus in the very same knee following the 2010 season, so it doesn’t hurt to take every precaution. In others, don’t assume that a visit to Dr. Andrews means doom in this case.

Sabathia, 33, owns a 5.28 ERA and 48/10 K/BB ratio through eight starts this year. He has allowed 10 home runs in just 46 innings.

  1. miguelcairo - May 12, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    NYY rotation:



    • proudlycanadian - May 12, 2014 at 7:33 PM

      I am in awe of that rotation.

      • happytwinsfan - May 12, 2014 at 8:55 PM

        Be nice. White halloweens are a lot easier to take with somebody that we love to hate still alive and kicking.

      • proudlycanadian - May 12, 2014 at 8:57 PM

        I was trying to be nice. If I wanted to be a tad nasty, I would have written that I love that rotation.

      • happytwinsfan - May 12, 2014 at 8:57 PM

        Pity, the cruelest gift.

  2. proudlycanadian - May 12, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Have any pitchers had knee replacement surgery? CC’s weight placed some stress on his knees.

  3. righthandofjustice - May 12, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Ivan Nova exercised his right to seek second opinion from Dr. Andrew after he was diagnosed by Dr. Christopher Ahmad. Now, C.C. also sought second opinion from Dr. Andrew.

    Interesting… Seemingly every Yankee is looking for second medical opinion after the Yankees were ordered by the court to explain the payments they made to Dr. Ahmad in A-Rod’s lawsuit against Dr. Ahmad.

    • zackd2 - May 12, 2014 at 11:05 PM

      Yes, only Yankees ask for second opinions.

      • righthandofjustice - May 13, 2014 at 2:24 AM

        Very few players ask for second opinions. Most of them just do what the designated team doctor tell them to. The few who applied for second medical opinion only did that when surgery was required. In Sabathia’s case, he wasn’t told he needed surgery. That’s strange.

    • soberlyf - May 13, 2014 at 12:25 PM

      Try to keep up, CC had knee surgery by Andrews in 2010 so who would be want to talk to about the same knee giving him trouble? Not to mention Andrews is literally the most respected MLB players surgeon in the world. I have a terrible spinal injury, when it barks I go see my neurologist not my GP…nothing nefarious here, move along people.

  4. rje49 - May 12, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    It’s amazing that a guy his size (6′ 7″ / 285, or less now?) can’t throw 90 mph anymore.

    • genericcommenter - May 12, 2014 at 10:11 PM

      Well, I’m 220 and probably throw about 45 mph.

  5. Jeremiah Graves - May 12, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    I assume this will somehow end with Tommy John surgery. I’m pretty sure Andrews works solely on TJ commissions.

    • righthandofjustice - May 12, 2014 at 9:34 PM

      Tommy John surgery on knees?

      That’s something new. Even if everybody knows the Yankees and Dr. Ahmad smells funny, it will be a real farce if C.C. turns out to require Tommy John surgery.

      • Jeremiah Graves - May 12, 2014 at 9:42 PM

        Andrews will convince the Yankees he needs TJ. Heck, he’ll talk ’em into a group discount and Jeter, Gardner, and McCann will go under the knife too.

  6. trbmb - May 13, 2014 at 7:25 AM

    Nothing to worry about, Cashman is poised to do what he has always done across his 17 year GM reign, reach down into his vast roster of home grown drafted and developed Pitching Prospects. Whoops, my mistake.

    • soberlyf - May 13, 2014 at 12:34 PM

      Oh please! Any team in the majors that was down 3 of their 5 starters (a team that was solidly in 1st before this happened) couldn’t replace a Pineda, Sabathia and Nova with some prospects, so spare us the anti-Yankee rhetoric, it’s so 2008. Funny, I haven’t seen a single post that the Dodgers have the highest payroll exceeding the Yankees by $32 million, enough to buy 2 of the best pitchers in the Bigs.

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