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C.c. Sabathia Newsbeat

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Reports: CC Sabathia’s drinking spilled over into Yankees clubhouse

Reports have now surfaced indicating a weekend of heavy drinking in Baltimore led to Sabathia checking into rehab. The Yankees finished the season with three games on the road against the Orioles, and Sabathia was not scheduled to pitch. Emily Smith, Danika Fears and Frank Rosario of the New York Post has some details:

The last straw for Sabathia came during the team’s final regular-season series in Baltimore, where he spent most of his time pounding drinks at a hotel, the source said….

By Friday, the pitcher looked “out of it” as the team waited around Baltimore’s Camden Yards to play a game that was eventually rained out.

“He drank every day last week apart from the day he pitched,” the source said. “The tipping point was Friday when he was at the stadium. He carried on drinking Saturday.”

According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, Sabathia’s drinking even spilled over into the team’s clubhouse at some point last weekend as well.

After the Yankees’ game with the Baltimore Orioles was rained out on Friday afternoon, Sabathia was seen by reporters walking unsteadily as he left the Yankees’ clubhouse. The normally affable pitcher also failed to respond to the greetings of reporters who have known him for a long time.

A short time later, an onlooker noticed Sabathia offering a paper cup containing a brown liquid to a teammate who was finishing up a workout, urging the teammate to “take a sip.” The teammate refused, saying he still had some running to do. Sabathia was then ushered out of the building and into a waiting cab by a third teammate.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 07, 2015 at 11:48 AM | 52 comment(s)
  Beats: alcoholism, c.c. sabathia, clubhouse chemistry, yankees

Monday, September 21, 2015

CC Sabathia will need knee-replacement surgery |

That can’t be fun to work through.

Asked if he ultimately would need knee-replacement surgery, Sabathia said, “Eventually, but that’s the price you pay.”

With all eyes on Mets starter Matt Harvey—who was pulled after five innings and 77 pitches having allowed only one hit—Sabathia almost quietly made his third start since coming back from missing 16 days on the disabled list. The big left-hander is able to pitch thanks to a brace on the knee that allows him to land on his front leg without feeling any pain, making his 111-pitch, seven-strikeout performance that much more remarkable.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 21, 2015 at 06:04 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: c.c. sabathia, yankees

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CC Sabathia rules out surgery, stays open to bullpen role | New York Post

CC Sabathia was encouraged by what a doctor told him Tuesday about his sore right knee.

“It went good — no surgery,’’ said Sabathia, who hopes rest will allow him to return to the Yankees this season. “I’ll start the rehab process, and I feel like if I get enough rest I can come back and be healthy enough to pitch.’’
Sabathia was so pleased with what Dr. Answorth Allen said, he thinks there is a chance he will be able to pitch when eligible to come off the disabled list on Sept. 8.

“I feel like maybe after the 15 days, as long as I keep my arm sharp throwing in the chair like I did last year,” Sabathia said before Tuesday’s 15-1 loss to the Astros at the Stadium. “We’ll wait and see what the Yankees have planned.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 26, 2015 at 06:29 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: c.c. sabathia, yankees

Tuesday, August 18, 2015



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