Cashman: CC to see Andrews

NEW YORK — Already on the 15-day disabled list with right knee inflammation, Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia has requested to see Dr. James Andrews for a precautionary visit, general manager Brian Cashman said on Monday.

Cashman first revealed Sabathia’s intentions in an interview with ESPN’s Michael Kay on 98.7 FM in New York, noting that Sabathia “typically likes to follow up everything with Andrews.” Sabathia is also scheduled to see team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad on Monday.

Sabathia was sent for an MRI following his start against the Brewers on Saturday, in which Sabathia allowed three home runs in 5 1/3 innings and finished with a no-decision in a 5-4 loss at Miller Park.

The MRI revealed a buildup of fluids in Sabathia’s knee, but no structural damage. That was a point of concern for the Yankees, considering that Sabathia considering Sabathia had surgery on the knee to repair a torn meniscus after the 2010 season.

Sabathia is scheduled to have the knee drained and has said that he hopes to rejoin the rotation in two weeks. Sabathia is 3-4 with a 5.28 ERA in eight starts this season.


Oakland definitely doesn’t need Sabathia, don’t see LA or Seattle taking a pitcher whose skills are declining badly and a huge contract that make him unmovable despite the possibility of this team eating most of his contract.

Sabathia has become a typical big name player for the Yankees in recent years. This team is stuck with him for the duration of the remainder of his contract.


Koto, is there any way they put insurance in the contract to protect against the inevitable breakdown of this guy?


Let the insurance pay him not to pitch.


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I think Sabastian has had enough of NY if he could be dealt to Oakland, LA or Seattle he would be very grateful.


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