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New York Yankees: CC Sabathia Likely Done for 2014 Season

July 4th, 2014 at 2:46 PM
By Michael Moraitis

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi passed along some bad news on Friday, July 4, when he told the media starting pitcher CC Sabathia would be done for the 2014 season.

The LoHud Yankees Blog broke the news:

CC Sabathia will meet with Dr. James Andrews next Monday to determine what’s next in Sabathia’s attempt to recover from degenerative damage in his right knee. Whatever they decide, it’s safe to assume Sabathia is finished for the season.

“I think that’s probably fair to say,” manager Joe Girardi said.

Sabathia had suffered a setback after his second rehab start this week when fluid was discovered in his knee. That news was bad enough.

Now comes the report on Friday that Sabathia could require microfracture surgery, which is a procedure that has been the death sentence of many athletes' careers over the years. Sabathia certainly falls into the category of an uncertain future beyond 2014.

Sabathia has been suffering from a degenerative knee condition that was discovered after he was put on the disabled list back in May with fluid in his knee. The fluid in particular is a recurring problem for Sabathia this season, on top of his other knee issues.

This will be the icing on the cake for Sabathia's disappointing season. He will finish with a 3-4 record and a 5.28 ERA.

It was an abject failure for Sabathia this season in every sense of the word following a dreadful 2013 campaign. It was hoped that Sabathia would return to form, or at least close to it, but that wasn't the case.

Now, the Yankees have to hope that Sabathia can return at all, as in for the rest of his career or he could be finished altogether in Major League Baseball.

Tags: Baseball, CC Sabathia, Joe Girardi, MLB, New York, New York Yankees

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