According to an interview by New York Yankees’ manager Joe Girardi on WFAN NY this evening, left-handed pitcher C.C. Sabathia is going to have another MRI on hir injured knee. Girardi states that Sabathia is once again having fluid build up in the joint. This is the latest in setbacks for Yankees’ hurlers, as Michael Pineda continues to struggle to get back to the field after experiencing multiple injuries to his shoulder while rehabbing.
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If the MRI shows damage, it could end Sabathia’s season, and general manager Brian Cashman would then have a difficult decision to make: empty what few prospects the Yankees have on the farm to fortify the starting rotation, or call this season what is appears to be–a loss, and ride out the rest of 2014 with plug-in options and scrap heap signings, with an eye towards this winter’s off-season free agent pitching crop, that could include Max Scherzer, Jon Lester, and James Shields. Just more bad news for an already battered and bruised starting rotation that is being held together by duct tape and baling wire.