Found September 23, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia has a strained left hamstring and won't pitch again this season according to the club. Sabathia has struggled in 2013, posting a career worst 4.78 ERA in 211 innings. New York's ace just hasn't had it this year. He turned 33 in July, and his fastball velocity took a huge step back this season to 91.1 mph. Sabathia has also struck out fewer than 20% of the batters he's faced for the first time since 2005, before he was even a Cy Young winner. in the second half of 2013, Sabathia has a 6.08 ERA while his strikeout and walk rates have both gone in the wrong direction.  Sabathia is also allowing home runs at the highest rate of his career. He had never allowed more than one per nine innings in his career, but has surpassed that threshold this year, giving up 28 long balls in those 211 innings. Sabathia is due $71 million over the next three seasons, along with a $25 million vesting option for 2017 related to the hea...
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