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Sliding Into Home:
So apparently a lot happened while I was eating an early dinner....
First, the Yankees announced that CC Sabathia is going on the 15-day DL with left elbow soreness.
“As for our concern, it’s pretty low-level,” Joe Girardi said.
Sabathia had his left arm iced before today’s game, which is not overly unusual for a pitcher. Girardi said pregame that it was a non-issue — “preventative stuff,” he said — and Girardi defended that comment postgame, saying the Yankees really were trying to prevent Sabathia from missing Monday’s scheduled start. The decision to DL him wasn’t made until after today’s game, when Sabathia fought the decision, saying he was healthy enough to pitch Monday.
To add a little depth to the pitching staff, the Yankees then signed Derek Lowe, who was released by the Indians earlier in the week. Joel Sherman is reporting that he has also agreed to pitch out of the bullpen.
BEST OF MAXIM
After designating him for assignment last week, the Cleveland Indians announced Friday that they have released veteran Derek Lowe.
The 39-year-old was just 2-8 with an 8.80 ERA in 12 starts since May 26 after a hot start to the season for the regressing Tribe. The team had 10 days to trade or release him, with no real likelihood existing for him to accept an assignment to AAA Columbus...
From Dan Martin:
The Yankees made Derek Lowe’s signing official Monday and the veteran right-hander is expected to be added to the bullpen for the series opener against the Rangers in The Bronx.
Ryota Igarashi was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre to make room for Lowe on the roster.Lowe, who went 8-10 with a 5.52 ERA in 21 starts with the Indians, will be used...
The Yankees signed Derek Lowe to a major league contract on Monday and said they planned to use the right-hander in the bullpen.
Lowe, a 39-year-old sinkerballer, has spent time as a reliever, but mostly has pitched in the rotation for various teams, most recently the Indians. Cleveland designated him for assignment on Aug. 2 and released him on Friday.
Lowe has a 4.01 ERA in 655...
Right-hander Derek Lowe signed with the Yankees and is expected to join the team and be available out of the bullpen Monday night. Lowe, 39, was released by the Indians after going 8-10 with a 5.52 ERA in 119 innings pitched. The 16-year veteran started the season with a 3.06 ERA during his first 11 starts. However, he was 0-3 record with a 15.88 ERA in his final three starts before...
The New York Yankees are a very talented team. When you spend more money than anyone else on an annual basis, your team is generally going to be as talented as any other roster. Well, that is unless you are the Boston Red Sox.
Clearly, spending as much as any other team does not always work. The Red Sox are living proof of that fact.
But as good as the Yankees are once...
New York Yankees ace CC Sabathia might miss his next start because of soreness in his left elbow. The New York Daily News reported that Sabathia's elbow has been sore since his last outing against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday. He allowed five runs (three earned) and struck out seven batters over 6 2/3 innings in the win. Sabathia was seen with an ice pack on his left elbow...
Yankees Acquire Derek Lowe
The New York Yankees wasted no time finding another arm to pitch while C.C Sabathia is on the DL with elbow inflammation acquiring the 39 year old Derek Lowe.
Lowe was pitching for the Cleveland Indians before being designated for assignment on Saturday. He wasn’t pitching very well for the Indians in their rotation going 8-10 with...
CC Sabathia knew something was wrong when he woke up a day after beating Seattle at Yankee Stadium and couldn't bend his elbow enough to put his hand on his shoulder.
He was a little nervous, especially since he had not suffered any arm injuries before.
Sabathia's wife knew what to do, even if it wasn't her husband's preferred choice. He told the trainer and underwent...
Well this is concerning news for Yankees fans.
Girardi said CC will go on the DL.
— Mark Feinsand (@BloggingBombers) August 11, 2012
It seems that CC Sabathia is having elbow inflammation, but Girardi isn’t really concerned. Watching the YES post-game interviews, to paraphrase Girardi said that if this were October, then CC would take the mound on Monday.
It seems the Yankees...
Yankees suffered another injury blow to the team as ace C.C Sabathia will be heading to the 15 day disabled list for the second time this season. Sabathia will be heading to the DL this time due to stiffness in his elbow. The elbow first started acting up in Seattle, and continued to give him [...]
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Ben and Sam discuss the impact of CC Sabathia's elbow soreness on the Yankees' short- and long-term outlooks, and the difference between winning a division and winning a wild card under the new playoff format.
Effectively Wild Episode 19: "Scraping Ice"
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After a 4-3 road trip against the Tigers and the Blue Jays, the Yankees are set to embark on a huge 4-game series against the Texas Rangers this week, followed by a weekend set against the Red Sox, all at Yankee Stadium. On this episode of the podcast I recap the road trip and preview the homestand, placing special emphasis on CC Sabathia's elbow injury. Also, Michael Clair of...