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Yankees Notes: CC Sabathia Feared for Career, Mo’s Son Unsigned, and Cool Stats

July 19th, 2014 at 8:19 PM
By Michael Moraitis

Here are some news and notes from the New York Yankees Universe.

CC Sabathia Talks Surgery

CC Sabathia's season will be over after he undergoes arthroscopic surgery on his ailing knee, but the big left-hander feared worse when he first came down with the injury, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com:

"I was very concerned," said Sabathia, who turns 34 on Monday. "I told my wife last night, 'My season is over, but it was the first time was I able to get some real sleep,' just knowing that I don't have to have the microfracture and I can return next year."

The worst-case scenario would have been the micro-fracture surgery, which could have spelled the end of Sabathia's career. Instead, the 33-year-old will get the less serious procedure performed on his knee and could make a return in 2015.

As far as track record with the surgery Sabathia is having is concerned, Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook had the same operation last season and has since come out of it just fine. Westbrook was much younger when he had his, though.

 

Mariano Rivera's Son Unsigned

It was a nice moment when the Yanks drafted Mariano Rivera's son, Mariano Rivera Jr., in the 29th round of the MLB Draft; however Rivera Jr. looks like he won't be joining the organization and is instead due to return to Iona college for his junior season, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com:

"He just wanted to continue where he's at currently," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told Newsday. "It's not something that he wants to pursue just yet. I think Mariano and the family feel like some more seasoning in the college ranks will benefit him more."

This was the right move for the Sandman's son. He pitched to an ERA over five in his sophomore campaign and it's wise he take his time and continue to develop at a lower level.

 

Interesting Stats

Here are some numbers that the Yankees Twitter feed put together:

Brandon McCarthy's hot start with the Yankees has the former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher picking up where he left off. McCarthy finished with the D-Backs strong in his last two starts with the team:

Carlos Beltran's homer on Saturday was a big one and he reached a long ball total for the 2014 season that he has become quite familiar with over the course of his career:

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