Update: Sabathia will have elbow checked out this week


Saturday: Via Jon Heyman: Sabathia will see Dr. James Andrews later this week. The ligament in his elbow is said to be fine, but it’s believed that there’s a bone spur which will need to be cleaned up. Heyman says it wouldn’t put in him danger of missing time next season. Fingers crossed until the Doc looks at him.

Friday: Via Marc Carig: The Yankees will take another look at CC Sabathia‘s left elbow now that the season is over. “Let’s put it this way, we’re going to look at that elbow, no doubt about it,” said Brian Cashman. “That will be on the list of things we have to look at now that the offseason’s here. Whether he wants to or not, we’re going to go look into this thing and make sure everything’s okay.”

Sabathia spent two weeks on the DL with elbow stiffness at midseason and struggled initially after his return, but he pitched extremely well late in the season and in the ALDS before getting rocked in ALCS Game Four last night. The left-hander told reporters that the elbow “felt good enough to pitch” yesterday, perhaps indicating that he wasn’t 100%. Then again, no one is this time of year.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. Alex's Rod says:

    If CC goes down, 2013 Yankees = 2012 Red Sox

  2. Thunder Road Runner says:

    Sometimes, addition by subtraction does work!

  3. RetroRob says:

    Please be okay, elbow.

    Wise move, though. Better to know now when they can plan, as opposed to in May when he walks off heading for TJS.

  4. John C says:

    Yanks have Pinero coming off DL and I’m sure they will be in the market for more pitching

  5. 4got2duck says:

    Hope his elbow checks out, & then, trade him! He’s too heavy, has too many innings on that arm, & either the arm, elbow, or body will break down sooner rather than later. Every team is looking for pitching & a reasonably healthy CC will return quality players/prospects. Now is the time to rebuild towards 2014-2015.

    Now is the time to get out from under CC’s 5 years $120M deal that’s left & also get out from under Granderson, Cano, & Soriano’s future deals. Trade all three & throw in Martin as well & field a young ball club in 2013 along w/whatever pieces can be acquired in the above deals, & let’s see where we’re at come 2014. It’s time to take a few steps back & see what they’ve got in their organization & the much lowered payroll will give them the flexibility they’ll need to act come 2014-15 when the right FA player(s) come along.

    Jeter has been the face of the Yankees now for 17 years, but w/no disrespect intended, he’s now just an over the hill 38 year old shortstop w/a broken ankle. ARod will never be what he was & he wasn’t even what he was billed as being during his run here. Turn the page, let the Ibanez’s & Chavez’s & Jones’s find deals w/other clubs or retire. Time to rebuild w/young strong armed pitching, role players, & prospects. They’ve been patching this thing up for over 11 years now & they have one world championship to show for it.

    it’s time for a complete overhaul. Jeter can take a bow during his final year retirement tour next year, & if Mo re-signs here, & it should be a one year deal, he can do likewise or find a better deal elsewhere. It’s been a great run, but this team is worn & literally played out. Let’s move on. The sooner they do, the sooner the next great Yankee run begins.

  6. Max says:

    Mike, you should mention that, at least according to Chad Jennings, this sort of thing is extremely routine for this time of year. His checkup is just part of a bigger list.

  7. Karl Krawfid says:

    CC is a man. Pitching the Yankees to the ALCS with bone spurs like a boss.

  8. igor the troll says:

    Damn shame ths season was a collapse cause of AFraud. Do what boston did, take CC, cano, and Aroid and trade their asses to miami. we need to rebuild, now.

  9. CANOlli says:

    Well I guess they can cross Chris Young off of the OF wishlist; that probably means Kubel stays in AZ too..

    Shin Soo Choo
    Ryan Doumit
    Josh Willingham
    Mike Morse
    Melky Cabrera
    B.J. Upton
    Chris Young
    Jason Kubel

    • bpdelia says:

      isn’t Scott hairston a fa? a platoon in RF with hairston and Suzuki with Gardner in cf and granderson in of works for me

  10. JLC 776 says:

    Best of luck, CC… really hoping everything is alright.

    You were an absolute beast during the LDS – true Ace all the way.

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