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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.
This from the Yankees:
“LHP Pedro Feliciano was seen today by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. Dr. Andrews recommended a conservative treatment program for the next six weeks. Feliciano will begin a shoulder strengthening program immediately, and is expected to remain with the team during the rehabilitation process.”
Feliciano said last week that he was leaning toward having season-ending surgery, and the Yankees expected Andrews to concur with that assessment.
The fact that Andrews didn’t recommend surgery immediately is a good sign for Feliciano and the Yankees, but they still have to proceed as though they won’t get him back this year. With Feliciano out, Boone Logan remains the lone left-hander in New York’s bullpen.
Meanwhile, the Yankees have two more expensive lefties (Feliciano, two years at $8 million; and Damaso Marte, one more year at $4 million plus a $250,000 buyout for 2012) inactive and on the payroll. Then again, you might make the case that Marte already earned his money just by getting big outs in the 2009 postseason.