May 23: The Yankees announced this morning that Sabathia has indeed been placed on the 10-day injured list due to right knee inflammation.
May 22: CC Sabathia has been dealing with discomfort in his right knee, and the veteran southpaw told reporters that he expects that he’ll need an injured list stint to get back on track, (Twitter links via MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch). Rather than travel with the Yankees to begin their series in Kansas City on Friday, Sabathia will instead likely head to New York for treatment and an injection in his bothersome knee.
Sabathia has undergone multiple knee surgeries throughout his career, and this latest issue seems relatively minor, more akin to one of several routine maintenance-type procedures Sabathia has undergone over the years. More serious persistent knee troubles threatened to prematurely Sabathia’s career in the middle of the decade, though since that time, the left-handed has enjoyed a career revival as an anchor at the back end of the Yankees’ rotation, posting a 3.70 ERA, 7.6 K/9, and 2.43 K/BB rate over 517 2/3 innings since the start of the 2016 season.
The veteran southpaw has already announced that 2019 will the last season of what could very well end up as a Hall Of Fame career, and he is hoping to go out with another World Series ring for a Yankees team that currently leads the AL East. The Yankees achieved this success despite a staggering number of injuries, so it doesn’t seem the club should have much trouble managing what should be a relatively brief IL stay for Sabathia. James Paxton may be back in the rotation before May is over, and New York could also deploy openers or bullpen games to fill any other holes in the starting five.
A-Rod the GOAT
Doesn’t matter. This train keeps rolling
Look this is what a Championship Team/Roster can do. A guy drops out and others keep it up. For Yankees just keep where you are and hope all the pieces you need are back in September
Do we get to play anyone else besides the Os? This is getting boring.
Maybe Dan Straily will get cut after tonight’s performance and the Yankees can bring him in
Remind me again why they let Gio Gonzalez go?
They haven’t needed him. CC, German, Tanaka, and Paxton have pitched well. Happ has started to turn things around. Injuries happen. Paxton should be back this weekend.
What? Happ hasn’t started to turn things around – he has a 5.79 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in his last 3 starts. He’s horrible right now.
He obviously meant how his team won his last start and kept them in the game by allowing only 6 in 3.2 innings.
Or he may have meant that his pitches have been turned around more often?
Happ has for whatever reason been terrible against the Orioles this year but solid against everyone else. His ERA is nearly 8 against the O’s but a littler under 4 against every other team
They need him now. And he’s actually pitched better than every Yankee starter this year except German.
Ya, he really could have helped, but at the time it hadn’t hit the fan yet.
They didn’t let him go. He opted out. They had a VERY expensive option to keep him. He looked pretty bad at the time, so it would have been a very expensive gamble. Note that Milwaukee ended up signing him on the cheap, once he hit the free market.
CC Sabathia doesn’t use periods after his initials.
Poor Charleston Chew Sabathia.
I always liked cubic centimeters but that’s good too
It’s clearly Carbon Copy.
That’s his cup size
When you’re playing the orioles 18 times a year injuries aren’t that big of a deal.
Unreal they have already played Baltimore 12 times this year after today. 9 wins against a team like that certainly goes a long way 7 weeks into the year. Not to mention another 13 games against the Tigers, White Sox, KC and Giants. 25 of their first 48 have been against teams with a combined win % of .369
Yup. MLB sure did their best to give the Yankees a head start this year. From Scr@wing the Red Sox in the first 3 weeks to loading up the chumps for the first half of the season.
Are Red Sox fans still crying about that “brutal” road trip to start the season?
BooHoo. MLB and everyone else is plotting against the Red Sux. BooHoo.
The Sox sure weren’t crying last year when they had the same situation and got out in front by 15 games…..Karma is a B_itch!
the money spent on CC and Happ could not have possibly been used better.
Happ has pitched 1/3 of his starts against the AAAA o’s and sport a solid 5+ plus ERA. fantastic
CC- he’s pitched a whopping 41 innings this year and the ERA climbs after every game. he is now north 3.5 and surely heading to the DL yet again. he was a great Yankee and deserves his place in team lore and legend. However, bringing him back was a sure fire way to overuse the pen and dip into all reserves down on the farm. CC just can’t do it anymore. He is a spot starter at best worth 2 mil a year.
Cash has down very well rebuilding a farm system and to his credit find diamonds in the rough (gio and luke). BUT- he can’t build a rotation and his FA acumen is just horrific.
-geeson, Does Cashman even look at these big ticket players injury history?, Stanton, Ellsbury, CC, Paxton. I know here comes SB, plus the great rocky ( gatekeeper of what a true Yankees fan is) telling us how great they are doing, and how Cash is a ninja.
i honestly don’t get cash’s evaluation process…..Nor is it my business really to know as much i’d like to
I also don’t get how he gets free passes from the press and fans b/c he won the voight deal, found an urshela, and seen many youngster succeed at the MLB level like Judge/sanchez/gleyber
I didn’t even comment on how he has blown trade assets from the farm all over the place…. which is why I am very nervous about how he handles clint frazier and adujar. An aging vet? more relief help? a second tier starter? none of it will be good if that is the outcome…..
If anybody thinks a castoff like Urshela is gonna hit like this much longer, than they’re lying to themselves. 1/4 the way through the season, and a cushy schedule has contributed to where they are.
we are on the same page…..
Wow if you’re proud to be on the same page as Dimwood, then enough said.
Urshela will be in the lineup until he either cools off, or the Yankees come up with a better solution….why are all of you so jealous about the play of a kid that has finally found a stage…..he’s playing well, and probably above his head but in baseball…you play a guy until he proves you shouldn’t any longer and to date that is not the case.
I believe Cash’s hands are tied….this is all the doing of the Katzenjammer kids. (Hal & Hank) The philosophy of baseball is to put a team on the field with a chance to make the playoffs vs the model of the Boss.. If the Red Sox had resigned Kimbrell they’d be in a better position.
Cashman was against the Ellsbury signing. That was a Steinbrenner vanity thing.
Prince Fielder’s agent needs to contact Cashman.
Hey Chinmusic…..Haven’t you gone away by now….your act is really wearing thin…maybe you should go watch the View and leave baseball for those of us that actually know something about he sport!
Blocky has spoken, so it is (in his narrow mind) so. All Hail the gatekeeper for he truly just is!
Yes, your little logo next to your name says it all….big mouth that spews nothing worth hearing!
Perhaps, but two spots, both lefty, good for 300 innings between them at a sub 4 ERA ain’t too bad for a 3, 4 and/or 5 spots in the rotation. Their total commitment for the year isn’t sizable either. I’m sure a lot of teams would like to have CC and Happ at the back end of their rotation, at 25MM for the lot on the year. How much are Matt Harvey making and say Ian Kennedy making per year again?
The Nats made a ridiculous offer for Corbin, 6 years for any pitcher, especially one without the elite track record most guys commanding that length have, gotta move onto other options. Next year can be worried about then, but minimal commitment in terms of years guaranteed is of value for their current rotation. I would’ve loved to see Corbin but Happ has pitched well in his tenure with the Yanks and is only guaranteed 2 years. He’ll figure it out.
Three things I didn’t want
I don’t think anyone actually did if their being truly honest.
So if you didn’t re-sign Gardner then either you committed to Frazier or signing Harper for $300 Million plus. Gardner is most probably a 4th outfielder at this point who is starting because Judge, Stanton, and Hicks were all out at the same time. Luckily they had him on the roster or you would be looking at somebody else’s 4th outfielder starting for the Yankees….better to have a guy that was ours.
If you didn’t re-sign CC or Happ, then you’re overpaying for Corbin or one of the other longterm contracts for ridiculous money.
Happ gives them innings, and CC…well he gives them guile and a clubhouse veteran that is going to retire after this year.
No doubt that the Yankees will be in the market for starting pitching at the July 31st deadline.
Your clearly outta your mid if you thought or think Gardner was gonna be a 4th outfielder. I’ll say it once twice and here it is again. Gardner will get 400 at bats to many.
CC was a complete waste to bring back
Gardner – God forbid they move on
Happ a 35 year old why instead of the FA market?
I am with you 100% on that. Sure Gardner has had his moments but just him being on team takes bats away. CC is ok if Boone would only take him out after 4 innings. And after the beating Happ took against Boston in playoffs last year I didn’t want him back either.
I’m wondering if every single player on the projected opening day 25 man roster will, at some point this season, have at least one stint on the IL.
Any news on the corresponding move? Aren’t Chance Adams, Cessa and Hale all already up, a Gio Gonzalez would’ve been fantastic right now. How many days until a team can sign Dallas Keuchel?!
After the Draft.
After the 4th inning last night he was getting absolutely pounded and it’s probably because of this injury
agreed- that is what he is now. A broken down icon at the end. Relying on him is the issue
Yes to everyone there were better alternatives out there than CC, Happ, and Gardner.
Gardy is only playing daily due to the injuries
Brantley would’ve solved the LF position, and GD look how he’s excelling. Frazier would’ve been an excellent option as the 4th outfielder.
Like who…and for what type of money and length of contract?
Brantley would not have signed for 1 year which would have clogged the position. Don’t think the Yankees wanted to commit to a guy with his penchant for injuries (he played 143 in 2018 his walk year and probably would have played on 1 leg knowing that’s the only way he gets his money and more than a 1 year contract) and his age.
It’s pretty obvious that all these guys play their butts off in their walk years.
Who said anything about just offering Brantley 1 year?
He is saying that the Yankees wouldve probably only have been comfortable offering brantley a 1 year deal due to health concerns. (No one needed to say anything about a 1 year deal for him to bring it up btw)
brantley signed a 2 year deal, right? for 32 million?
this the yanks can’t afford?
cash’s FA bargain shopping has been pathetic so far. DJ thank the good lord is working out but the 35 mil for happ, cc and gardy is pathetic.
For 39 mil he could have had say corbin and brantley and 2 mil more would have gotten adam jones who is also better than gardy at the moment.
By my math that means cash went 1 for 4. which at .250 is still 50 points higher that Gardy’s BA!
BTW- Bengamin, health concerns? they signed CC and traded for Pax. those are health concerns as well and that did not stop the genius.
my comments about CC and gardy do not reflect my deep appreciation to them for what they have done in pinstripes and how they have represented the team, org and us fans. Those guys are heroes in my book. They just needed to phased into the old timers game at this point and applauded. for their contributions.
Yea that was my point about Brantley. These guys throw the injury concern out there, and who said they’d only have offered 1 year. So they sign a pitcher with a heart condition, bad knees, who can’t get out of the 4th, makes total sense..lol. That’s just one example of hypocrisy.
they also don’t get that Cash overpays and signs trash every year to shorter teams deals that don’t work out…. its not like he will spend the freed up 18 mil from cc and gardy next year on a difference maker…he will again sign aging garbage.
i was only restating a few of rocky7’s points that he made. relax that 3 IQ brain of yours, its tired
the idea of rocky7s post was that the Yankees wouldnt feel comfortable offering a multi-year deal to an injury prone guy like Brantley. i dont see how CC getting a really cheap 1 year deal is a counter example to that point. If you were smart you wouldve brought up Hicks and Paxton as counterexamples. However, they have other factors that play in to these decisions. They took a risk on Paxton, sure, but SP was a much bigger concern than the OF was as Gardner was brought back as a 4th OF while Clint was the 5th. They took the risk on Hicks, sure, but $10MM a year really isnt much for a player whos stats were mostly only #2 to Trout at the position. I like Brantley but he didnt play a position the Yankees were desperate for going into the offseason so there wasnt much incentive to take a risk on the injury prone player (by having to offer him more than one year, as he probably wouldnt have accepted a one year deal when the Astros were willing to give him more).
I dont know why everyone is up their own butt about depth signings like Gardner and CC. The only signing I didnt like was Happ as I wanted Cash to get younger and go after Kikuchi, but thats just me.
CC stuck at 249w for now. He deserves #250 to add another counting stat. I’m on the “CC in the Hall” team….