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Sabathia not planning to take it easy

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 23, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

CC Sabathia said no one ever told him what caused the elbow inflammation that sent him to the disabled list earlier this month. He’d never had an injury like that, but he wasn’t particularly curious about what might have caused it.

“I guess just wear and tear over the years,” he said.

One day away from his all-but-certain return from the disabled list, Sabathia knows he’s done plenty to wear and tear his elbow. He topped 240 innings in each of the two seasons before he came to New York, and since joining the Yankees, he’s gone over 230 innings in three straight seasons (that’s to say nothing of his postseason workload). At 32 years old, signed through at least the 2016 season, should the Yankees and Sabathia do more to manage his workload going forward?

“How do you do that?” Sabathia said. “You keep going. Every time I get a chance to get the ball, I’m going to try to go as deep in the game as possible. It’s just one of those things. There’s nothing you can really do about it.”

Sabathia’s workhorse reputation is a big part of his value, and Joe Girardi had indicated that he has no plans of handling his ace with kid gloves because of one minor elbow scare. Even tomorrow night in Cleveland, Sabathia is expected to be cleared for 95 to 100 pitches.

“I’m going to watch him a little bit,” Girardi said. “But I’m not going to get too caught up in it. If he pitches Friday and comes out of it fine, you’re going to feel that maybe he’s over the problem. But I’ll check in. I’m sure the trainers will keep me informed if there’s something going on.”

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13 Responses to “Sabathia not planning to take it easy”

  1. Ys Guy August 23rd, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    if the elbow doesn’t give him any more problems, i like the idea of cc going into the PS with less than 200 innings pitched this season. we need a bull in October.

  2. waldo geraldo faldo August 23rd, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Yes, it does indicate that the Yankees organization simply cannot develop starting pitching. The track record over the past decade has been clear.

  3. Chip August 23rd, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    ac1 August 23rd, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    so Campos, Pineda, Nova, Betances and Banuelos all with shoulder problems this year?
    ————————

    I believe Campos and Banuelos were elbow issues.

  4. blake August 23rd, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    eboland11 Yankees announce Nova to the DL with “inflammation in his right rotator cuff.”

  5. Chip August 23rd, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Inflamed rotator cuff doesn’t strike me as something they’re going to mess with – I would bet we’ve seen the last of Nova in 2012

  6. ac1 August 23rd, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I believe Campos and Banuelos were elbow issues.

    ____

    Well then THATS ok.
    That is STILL a lot of arm injuries.

  7. Bret The Hitman August 23rd, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    ac1 August 23rd, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    so Campos, Pineda, Nova, Betances and Banuelos all with shoulder problems this year?

    *********

    Basically every single one of our high-end pitching prospects.

    Nice.

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  10. Chip August 23rd, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    ac1 August 23rd, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I believe Campos and Banuelos were elbow issues.

    ____

    Well then THATS ok.
    That is STILL a lot of arm injuries.
    ——————–

    I wasn’t disagreeing with you.

    I’m still curious how Banuelos got a bone bruise on his elbow without being hit there and why a bone bruise would knock him out for the season.

  11. ac1 August 23rd, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    what are they doing to our pitchers in the minors?
    Besides who are listed right now, Hughes had issues last year, Joba had issues too….. goes on and on. David Phelps, look out….

  12. austinmac August 23rd, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I would think one of the LA teams would appeal to Swisher with his wife in the TV business. I bet one or both are in play.

  13. ac1 August 23rd, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I would think one of the LA teams would appeal to Swisher with his wife in the TV business. I bet one or both are in play.
    ___

    Doubt the Angels with Trout, Trumbo, Bourgos, and Wells there….

    Dodgers too, though they have Kemp and Ethier signed.

    Could play 1b i guess…


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