CC Sabathia SP NYY 5 days ago

New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia will start Thursday's game against the Texas Rangers after Michael Pineda was scratched with a forearm strain, according to the New York Daily News. Sabathia, who is 1-0 with a 4.24 ERA in July, will be pitching on the normal four days of rest since his last start.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 4 weeks ago

Sabathia's start on Wednesday was pushed back to drain his knee, Bryan Hoch of reports.

It is unclear when his next start will be, but he needed the extra days of rest for a full recovery. The Yankees will update his status prior to his next start.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 1 month ago

Sabathia's next turn in the rotation will be pushed back from Sunday to Wednesday as the Yankees will have him work on things in the bullpen, Sweeny Murti of WFAN reports.

No immediate replacement for Sabathia was announced in conjunction with the news that he's getting pushed back, but Ivan Nova is available on regular rest if needed. Sabathia will match up against the A's at home Wednesday as a result of the schedule change.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 1 month ago

Sabathia took his eighth loss as he allowed four runs on six hits and one walk over 7.1 innings Monday against the Angels.

Sabathia coughed up a pair of home runs, his 18th and 19th of the season. He sported a great K:BB on Monday (5:1) as he has done for most of the season (83:18). He just doesn't have the stuff to keep the line drive hits and booming home runs to a minimum any more. His ERA fell to 5.59 after Monday's outing.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 1 month ago

Sabathia wasn't at his best Tuesday, allowing six runs in 4.2 innings against the Phillies.

Sabathia allowed two home runs and struck out just four in his start. The veteran lefty has had another tough season in 2014, holding a 5.65 ERA in 15 starts. He'll try to lower that figure when he takes the mound against the Astros this weekend.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 2 months ago

Sabathia gave up three runs and struck out seven over six innings Thursday against the Marlins. He allowed five hits and didn't walk a batter in the no-decision.

This was essentially Sabathia at his best at this point, and the results were only modest gains for fantasy owners. The 34-year-old is already well separated from his prime days, and he isn't having a good time at Yankee Stadium, having given up 23 runs (22 earned) in 25 innings at home. He'll host the Phillies on Tuesday.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 2 months ago

Sabathia struck out three and did not walk a batter while giving up four run on eight hits over five innings in a no-decision against Baltimore on Saturday.

The long ball continues to be a big part of the current version of Sabathia, as the Orioles homered twice against him in Saturday's game raising his season total to 14 homers allowed in just 77 innings. At this point, it's difficult to rely on Sabathia as more than a source of strikeouts, as he's carrying an ERA north of 5.00 (5.38) with an ugly 1.442 WHIP.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 2 months ago

Sabathia (3-7) notched the win in his start Sunday against the Angels, despite being ejected following a double play to end the sixth inning. He gave up two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven batters.

Both Sabathia and manager Joe Girardi were ran from the game for arguing balls and strikes, obscuring what had been one of the lefty's better starts of the season. He surrendered two homers in the outing and still owns an ERA north of 5.00, so it's difficult to put much hope in him reemerging as an innings-eating stud for the Yankees. Sabathia is in line to make his next turn Sunday in Baltimore.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 2 months ago

Sabathia will have his start moved up from Tuesday to Sunday, Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times reports.

The Yankees are at an odd point in the schedule with off days, so they'll reshuffle the rotation and move Sabathia up as Michael Pineda will have his scheduled start skipped to limited his workload. As a result, Sabathia will go Sunday, followed by Masahiro Tanaka on Tuesday, Nathan Eovaldi on Wednesday and Pineda on Friday.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 2 months ago

Sabathia didn't factor into the decision as he allowed two runs with six strikeouts over 5.2 innings in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

Sabathia was able to right the ship a little bit after consecutive outings allowing at least five runs, but he still struggled to keep runners off the bases (nine hits) and to get deep into the game. He'll make another attempt at his third win Tuesday against the Nationals.