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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' 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."
Rothschild: Yankees pondering using a sixth starter in April and May
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/18/15) Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said Wednesday the team is considering using a sixth starter at times in April and May to help reduce a potential early strain on their rotation, per MLB.com. The Yankees have a stretch of 30 games in 31 days beginning April 17.
"It's a result of some of the stuff that's gone on over the last few years, not just here, but everywhere," Rothschild said. "We're aware of situations here and early in the season, we need to get these guys through these stretches. Being that possibly early in the spring, some of them aren't going to be able to throw a lot, we're going to need to build them up too and give them the extra days when we can."
CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi and Chris Capuano are expected to make up the team's five-man rotation. However, Tanaka, Sabathia and Pineda were all injured last season, as the Yankees used 13 starting pitchers.
Bryan Mitchell, Esmil Rogers, Adam Warren and Chase Whitley are some of the other pitchers that will be stretched out this spring.
"It'd be nice to go through a season with five starters, but there's a good chance we're not going to," Rothschild said. "There's a good chance every team in baseball won't, so it doesn't hurt to see who might fit in as a sixth starter."
|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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