Now begins the talk, and it’s all good and it’s all justified. Masahiro Tanaka for All-Star game starter. If he keeps going like this, it’ll soon be Tanaka for Rookie of the Year.
The Yankees have navigated the last few weeks without three starting pitchers. And while their replacements have done an admirable job all things considered, the Bombers desperately need some stability. Michael Pineda could add that.
With the news surrounding starting pitcher CC Sabathia and outfielder Carlos Beltran getting worse seemingly by the day, the Yankees are growing accustomed to disappointment. The latest revelation on reliever Shawn Kelley isn’t good, either.
There is just no way around it, the Yankees are going to need some help.
Thank goodness for Masahiro Tanaka. Without him, who knows where the Yankees would be right now. Where they’ll be in another month is quite a different story.
I would expect Sabathia to be out of action for longer than the 15 days dictated by his being on the DL. If he comes back right when he’s eligible, he’ll certainly not yet be at 100 percent and his velocity will likely be an issue.
“There are degenerative changes in his knee,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “He is going to receive an injection of cortisone and stem cell to try and deal with this.”
CC Sabathia, now on the DL due to an accumulation of fluid in his right knee, is reportedly likely to undergo another MRI after having the knee drained on Monday.
The New York Yankees have placed struggling starter CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right knee.
Rickie Weeks hit a two-out RBI single after Jonathan Lucroy moved to third on a balk and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped a three-game skid with a 5-4 win Saturday over the New York Yankees.
Wil Myers hit an inside-the-park homer, his latest big hit against the New York Yankees, and drove in four runs as the Tampa Bay Rays battered an ineffective CC Sabathia in a 5-1 victory Sunday.
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“That guy’s got the greatest attitude I’ve ever been around,” Sabathia said. “He’s dealt with failure better than anybody I’ve been around. I’m sure he’ll come out of this and perform well over there.”
Jacoby Ellsbury walked into Fenway Park last week fearing the worst. Similar thoughts have to be racing through Robinson Cano’s head right now.
CC Sabathia pitched seven innings for a rare win at Tropicana Field, leading the NewYork Yankees past David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays 10-2 Thursday night in a matchup of former AL Cy Young Award winners.