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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 pitcher CC Sabathia not concerned with runs allowed
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(7:05 pm ET) Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia isn't worried about how spring training has gone so far. The former Cy Young award winner doesn't care that his numbers, an 11.57 ERA in 4 2/3 innings, look so bad, reports the New York Daily News.
"I don't give a (expletive) what stock (people) put in it," Sabathia said. "It is what it is. I've had spring trainings where I've given up a lot of runs and went out and had a good season. I've had spring trainings like last year where I didn't give up no runs and I gave up five in the first game. Y'all can put stock in whatever you want. I'm not really worried about it."
Manager Joe Girardi expressed a similar mindset.
"The bottom line is that he's right Opening Day," Girardi said. "You try to evaluate his stuff and how you feel about that. What we've seen this year is much more positive than what we’ve seen the last, you know, in velocity, the discrepancy between that and the change up and slider, so now to me it's just ironing out and being more consistent."
Yankees tab Masahiro Tanaka for Opening Day start
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/27/15) Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced Friday starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will start Opening Day (April 6) against the Blue Jays. It will be his first Opening Day start.
Girardi added Tanaka will be followed in the rotation by Michael Pineda, CC Sabathia and Nathan Eovaldi. Sabathia has started the last six openers for New York.
“We feel that’s the way it works the best. We feel that gives everybody a chance to be pretty ready,” Girardi said, per the New York Post. “Tanaka will be on a little bit of a pitch count the first time. We just like the way it works for our guys.”
The Yankees have not yet officially announced a fifth starter, but general manager Brian Cashman indicated earlier this week Adam Warren is the favorite to land the final spot in the rotation.
Tanaka and Sabathia were considered the top two candidates to start Opening Day. However, Girardi held off in making the decision as he wanted to see how both pitchers responded this spring coming off injury-plagued campaigns in 2014. While Sabathia is coming off knee surgery, Tanaka did not undergo surgery last season for a partially torn UCL. Although, he did miss a few months due to the elbow injury.
Tanaka is 1-1 with a 1.74 ERA in three spring starts. He also has 12 strikeouts to just one walk in 10 1/3 innings.
Report: Tanaka the favorite over Sabathia to start Opening Day
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/24/15) Masahiro Tanaka appears to be the favorite over CC Sabathia to start on Opening Day for the Yankees on April 6 against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, according to ESPN.
Sabathia has started on Opening Day 11 times, including the last six years with the Yankees. Tanaka has done it once, while pitching in Japan.
Tanaka went 13-5 with a 2.77 ERA last season, and has not allowed a run through 5 2/3 innings of work in Grapefruit League play. Sabathia is coming off a knee injury that limited him to just eight starts in 2014. He owns a whopping 11.57 ERA this spring.
Yankees' CC Sabathia allows three home runs, feeling good
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/22/15) Yankees pticher CC Sabathia endured a rough outing Sunday against the Mets, allowing four earned runs on five hits, including three home runs, while striking out four in 2 2/3 innings, but the pitcher said he's still feeling good in his return from arthroscopic knee surgery, MLB.com reports.
"I told [pitching coach Larry Rothschild] I felt a lot better than I did last spring and I didn't give up any runs," Sabathia said. "So I'd rather get my [behind] kicked and feel like I did [Sunday] than give up no runs and feel like I did last year."
Sabathia has posted an 11.57 ERA in his first two spring outings.
Yankees happy with CC Sabathia's progress
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/22/15) Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is returning from knee surgery last summer, and the team is happy with the progress he's made.
Pitching coach Larry Rothschild said that Sabathia "hasn't missed a beat," per NJ.com's Ryan Hatch. "His knee has responded really well to what they did with it this winter," he said.
Sabathia hit 93 MPH with his fastball in his first start of the spring. ""Whenever you have more velocity, there's bigger discrepancy between your fastball and change-up," manager Joe Girardi said. "And your slider's going to be sharper because there's more arm speed."
|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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