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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||195.00||10.00||13.00||0.00||4.11||1.31||171.00||50.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Boston|| 13.0||1||1|| 4.15||0||5||17|
|vs LHB|| 7.0||0||0|| 7.71||0||2||8|
|vs RHB|| 39.0||0||0|| 4.85||0||8||40|
|Last 10 Games|
Yankees' Tanaka, Sabathia getting closer to pitching in spring game
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12:41 pm ET) Yankees starting pitchers Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia are progressing in their preparation for the start of the season, per MLB.com.
Sabathia, who is coming off knee surgery, reported no issues after throwing 20 pitches in batting practice Thursday. Tanaka, who missed time in 2014 due to an elbow injury, will face hitters in a simulated game Friday.
Manager Joe Girardi said Sabathia will throw one more sim game before making his spring debut. Tanaka, however, will have to wait a little longer for his first spring action.
"Last year, we were trying to learn [about] him, and he was trying to learn us and learn the league," Girardi said of Tanaka. "I think this year, it's just important that we do what we feel is best for him.
"These guys are going to compete and understand the work they have to get in, whether it's a simulated game or a regular game. You can say all you want it's competition, but the competition you're going to face in April is different than the competition you're going to face now, because guys don't stay in the whole game and you don't get to go through all your pitches. There's a little bit more of an edge come April 1."
Yankees' CC Sabathia expected to wear knee brace this season
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/28/15) Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is planning to pitch this year with a brace on his right knee to stabilize when he is on the mound this year.
Sabathia had multiple platelet-rich plasma injections in his knee during the offseason and is hopeful to avoid more injections by wearing the brace, reports the New York Daily News.
"You're really not going to know until we get into the season and he's going every fifth day, how his leg is going to do," manager Joe Girardi said. "I've said all along, it’s a concern of mine. The fact that he’s wearing a brace or not wearing a brace doesn't concern me anymore."
Sabathia said the wearing the brace was "nothing out of the ordinary."
CC Sabathia not expected to be among Yankees' first spring starters
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(2/27/15) Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is not expected to be among the team's first starters this spring as he continues to focus on his return from knee surgery, MLB.com reports.
"We're taking it slow with him, knowing that we don't really think that he's behind and he's got plenty of time," Girardi said. "We're not rushing it because of his knee, and we want to take it step by step."
Giradi also added that he has no issues with Sabathia continuing to wear his knee brace during the season, though he has yet to talk to the team's trainers about it.
"I've said all along, you're really not going to know until we get into the season and he's going every fifth day, how his leg is going to do," Girardi said. "I've said all along, it's a concern of mine. The fact that he's wearing a brace or not wearing a brace doesn't concern me anymore. If [trainers] feel that he'll stay healthier wearing the brace, then I would tell him, wear the brace."
Sabathia was held to just eight starts last season, going 3-4 with a 5.28 ERA and 48:10 K:BB ratio in 46 innings.
Yankees' CC Sabathia reports to spring training at 305 pounds
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(2/22/15) Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia believes his weight loss in recent years had a bigger impact than he anticipated on his performance on the mound, according to the New York Daily News.
Sabathia trimmed his weight down and weight 275 pounds at the start of the 2014 season. He's now back up to 305 pounds, which is a weight Sabathia is happy to be at. When he won the Cy Young in 2007 with the Indians, Sabathia weighed over 300 pounds.
In 2013, Sabathia posted a 4.78 ERA in 32 games and in 2014. He managed a 5.28 ERA in just eight games, with his season cut short due to a knee injury that required surgery. Those numbers are far above his career ERA of 3.63.
Sabathia thinks adding the weight back on could help him get back to where he once was, even if his velocity isn't where it once was.
“I feel like this is a good weight,” Sabathia said. “I feel a little stronger. I feel my legs under me, being a lot stronger, and being able to push off the mound.”
Yankees' Sabathia still taking PRP shots to treat 'degenerative' knee
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/21/15) Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia told reporters that he's still taking PRP injections to treat his "degenerative" knee condition, according to Newsday. Sabathia, who has received three shots leading into camp, revealed that his surgically-repaired knee feels good and that he's ready to do "everything," per MLB.com.
"It feels good," Sabathia said. "It's something that I'm excited about -- just playing catch, long-toss, everything. I'm able to go 100 percent and not feel anything."
Sabathia said that as long as he regularly ices his knee to keep the swelling down, he shouldn't need another injection until the end of the first half.
Sabathia, 34, pitched just 46 innings in 2014, posting a 3-4 record with 48 strikeouts. His season was cut short on May 10 in Milwaukee, and as a result, he opted for surgery in July.
"Not being able to play last year, and performing horribly in 2013, I have a lot to prove," Sabathia said. "I have to try to help this staff and help this team get back to the playoffs."
|2014 summary: CC Sabathia's follow-up to a disappointing 2013 season did not go well and did not last long. The veteran lefty experienced another serious drop in velocity and stood at 3-4 with a 5.28 ERA after his first eight starts. Then he was placed on the disabled list with fluid on his right knee. Just as Sabathia was on the verge of returning in July, he experienced more swelling and required season-ending surgery to clean out the knee.|
Playing time status: Sabathia is expected to be fully ready by the beginning of Yankees spring training.
2015 outlook: Even if Sabathia is completely recovered from surgery, there is the possibility he will be working with diminished velocity. His struggles to keep the ball in the park go all the way back to the second half of 2012, so it may be too much to ask for a full reboot to his previous numbers. In the hopes that he reverts to the All-Star form he had three years ago, Sabathia is worth pursuing in the later rounds of standard mixed league drafts, though his more recent performance suggests that he could go undrafted in those formats.
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