NEW YORK – CC Sabathia is scheduled for season-ending surgery on his right knee next week, ending any hope of him returning to the New York Yankees’ ravaged rotation this year.
Sabathia will have surgery Wednesday, and general manager Brian Cashman said he thinks “in theory” the big left-hander will be ready for spring training in February. But there is no guarantee Sabathia will be able to pitch effectively next season.
“Given obviously the number of things that have gone on, we’ll have to be careful with him,” Cashman said Friday. “Hopefully next year will be a different story.”