New York Yankees News: CC Sabathia Completing Successful Rehab
The road back for the New York Yankees veteran CC Sabathia is taking a promising turn, according to a report from NJ.com through CBS sports.
Sabathia is scheduled for release from his alcohol rehabilitation facility later this week, according to Jon Heyman of CBS. Sabathia is determined to regain control of his life with the encouragement of his family and teammates.
"” I owe it to myself and to my family to get myself right,” he said, according to NJ.com. “I want to take control of my disease, and I want to be a better man, father and player.” [related category]"
Sabathia entered the rehabilitation on October 5 just one day before the Yankees faced the Houston Astros in the American League Wild Card Game. Although he showed signs of returning to top pitching form at times in 2015, he was never able to perform at a high level on a consistent basis.
According to the report, Sabathia let manager Joe Girardi know in Baltimore that he needed help. He then explained his intentions.
"“Today I am checking myself into an alcohol rehabilitation center to receive the professional care and assistance needed to treat my disease, he said at the time according to NJ.com.“I love baseball and I love my teammates like brothers, and I am also fully aware that I am leaving at a time when we should all be coming together for one last push toward the World Series. It hurts me deeply to do this now, but I owe it to myself and to my family to get myself right. I want to take control of my disease, and I want to be a better man, father and player.¨“I want to thank the New York Yankees organization for their encouragement and understanding. Their support gives me great strength and has allowed me to move forward with this decision with a clear mind.¨“As difficult as this decision is to share publicly, I don’t want to run and hide. But for now please respect my family’s need for privacy as we work through this challenge together.¨“Being an adult means being accountable. Being a baseball player means that others look up to you. I want my kids — and others who may have become fans of mine over the years — to know that I am not too big of a man to ask for help. I want to hold my head up high, have a full heart and be the type of person again that I can be proud of. And that’s exactly what I am going to do.¨“I am looking forward to being out on the field with my team next season playing the game that brings me so much happiness.”"
And the Yankees, along with all baseball fans, look forward to that as well.