General Manager Brian Cashman has announced that New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia will have a routine cleanup of his knee.
The surgery was described as a “routine cleanup” and it’s highly unlikely that the lefty will miss any significant time.
Following his last start of 2016 against the Boston Red Sox, the 36-year-old completed his best season (3.91 ERA) since 2012.
One of the reasons — other than his diminished fastball — why Sabathia has struggled over the past three seasons (88 home runs surrendered since 2013) was due to a bone-on-bone arthritis in his right knee back in 2015.
He had been wearing a knee brace all season, and had once said he’ll need knee replacement surgery in the future. For now, however, a routine cleanup will do.