Yet another injury for the Yankees is not what this ballclub needed, especially from starting pitcher CC Sabathia with right hip soreness.
CC Sabathia left Friday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles with right hip soreness. The veteran left-hander only lasted four innings in Friday’s start and gave up three runs on four hits.
Three out of the four hits that Sabathia surrendered were solo home runs, two to Manny Machado and one to Chris Davis. He might have been able to continue on in the game if his hip didn’t start to bother him.
An injury for Sabathia could be detrimental to the Yankees starting rotation, which doesn’t have much depth as it is. The next man in line to potentially take a rotation spot would be Luis Cessa and he is not too reliable at all.
Sabathia proved himself in 2017 as the workhorse and anchor in the Yankees rotation, going 14-5 with a 3.69 ERA and coming up clutch in the playoffs when the Yankees needed him the most.
The left-hander will apparently have an MRI tonight to see exactly what is wrong with his right hip which he has the soreness in. For the sake of a ballclub that has enough injury issues to worry about, you just have to hope the injury is not too serious.
Sabathia has had a few injury troubles throughout his career with New York but has found a way to be able to stay healthy over the past few seasons and truly reinvent himself as a pitcher.
We should either find out later tonight or early tomorrow morning the results of Sabathia’s MRI and how much time the left-hander could be missing along with any corresponding roster moves.
Stay tuned to Unhinged Yankees for more information.