Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Sabathia unlikely to return this season

NEW YORK — The Yankees no longer expect LHP CC Sabathia to return to this year, manager Joe Girardi said Friday. The six-time All-Star has been out since mid May with a degenerative cartilage problem in his right knee.

A day after his second rehab start, Wednesday for Double-A Trenton, Sabathia, 33, had swelling in the joint. An MRI exam didn't reveal new damage, and he will be re-examined July 14.

Girardi acknowledged there's a chance Sabathia, who had surgery on the knee in October 2010, has thrown his last pitch for the Yankees. "Whenever you have degenerative issues that cause surgery or things like that," he said, "there's always a little question there."

Marlins: INF Derek Dietrich went on the DL with a strained right wrist. He was hurt taking swings in the on-deck circle Tuesday.

Mariners: DH Corey Hart (out since May 19 with a strained left hamstring) and 1B Justin Smoak (out since June 10 with a strained left quad) were activated. Smoak was sent to Triple A.

Mets: 3B David Wright missed his seventh game with a bruised left rotator cuff. He hoped to return Friday, but a wet field led the team to be cautious. Also, LHP Jonathon Niese left his start in the first after getting hit near his hip by a line drive. Niese repeatedly told manager Terry Collins he didn't want to leave. After being pulled, he fired his glove against the dugout wall and knocked over a bucket of bubble gum.

Rangers: RHP Neftali Feliz, the 2010 rookie of the year who was a strike away from closing out the 2011 World Series, was called up. He has struggled since returning from 2012 Tommy John elbow ligament surgery.

Ump done: Umpire Gary Darling, 56, retired after 28 years. He had not worked this season because of an undisclosed injury.

Sabathia unlikely to return this season 07/04/14 [Last modified: Friday, July 4, 2014 10:04pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Inside the Rays continuing historically bad slump


    The numbers tell the story of the Rays inexplicable ongoing offensive slump, and the words detail how tough it has been to deal with.

  2. How Rays' Chris Archer is branching out on Twitter

    The Heater

    Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer (22) leans on the railing of the dugout during the All-Star game at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times

  3. Bucs mull options at right tackle as Dotson awaits MRI


    Right tackle Demar Dotson, the Bucs' most experienced offensive lineman, will undergo an MRI on his injured groin Saturday, three weeks before the season opener.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneer Demar Dotson, offensive tackle, brought his coffee and breakfast to One Buc Place, 7/31/15, as he reported to training camp.
  4. For starters: Rays vs. Mariners, with another new look


    UPDATE, 5:12: Cash said the experiment of having Longoria hit 2nd is over, that they didn't get the "immediate results" they were looking for and he will go back to the No. 3 slot he is more comfortable with. ... Also, Kevin Kiermaier will stay at the top of the order as the primary leadoff hitter. ... Cash said …

  5. Chasing 125: Bucs hope to hit rushing goal more often


    Ever so often, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter pulls back the curtain a bit and shares some of the stats that matter to him most as a coach.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter walks the field during the second day of mandatory minicamp at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.