CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with pain in his right knee, he’ll be looked at by team doctors. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Sabathia intends to also have another set of eyes take a look at the knee.
In an interview Monday afternoon with ESPN’S Michael Kay on 98.7 FM in New York, general manager Brian Cashman revealed that Sabathia has requested to see Dr. James Andrews for a precautionary visit regarding his knee injury.
An MRI on Sabathia’s knee ruled out any structual damage, however he’ll have it drained of fluid. This is the same knee Sabathia had surgery to repair the meniscus following the 2010 season.
Sabathia is hoping to have the knee drained and return to the rotation in two weeks.
Sabathia is at a crossroads in his career at 33 years of age, he’s a pitcher who now must rely more on location rather velocity. He’s struggled this season, posting a 5.28 ERA while allowing 10 home runs in just 46 innings.
Sabathia has three seasons plus an option year left on a contract potentially worth $96 million. He may no longer be the ace of the Yankees pitching staff, however the jury is still out on if he can make the transition towards becoming a quality number 2 or 3 pitcher in the starting rotation.
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