According to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNY.com, Dr. James Andrews has determined that New York Yankees’ starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia has suffered no structural damage to his injured right knee, and will not require surgery said manager Joe Girardi.
Andrews’ diagnosis confirms that Sabathia’s MRI showed no structural damage as well, although Sabathia recently had fluid drained. He had previously had surgery to have a torn meniscus repaired, and was fearful that the same injury occurred again.
The Yankees recently placed Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list after his most recent start in Milwaukee. C.C. has struggled once again in 2014, with a record of 3-4 with a 5.28 ERA in eight starts this season. Perhaps treatment and rest will be the cure for the lefty’s ailing hinge.
The team’s starting rotation continues to have issues, as Ivan Nova was lost for the entire season with Tommy John surgery, Michael Pineda had been suspended, and then injured himself while staying sharp, and is now on the disabled list as well as Sabathia. Vidal Nuno and David Phelps have replaced Nova and Pineda respectively, while the recently recalled Chase Whitley is expected to make Sabathia’s next scheduled start.