Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said earlier in the week that they would be sending ace pitcher CC Sabathia to have his cranky elbow checked out as a precaution, but after hearing from Sabathia himself it sounds like The Big Man is eager to see the doctor and doesn’t need Cashman’s encouragement.
“A little bit because it’s something I have never felt before, never had a problem with the elbow,” Sabathia told George King of the NY Post of being concerned. “I felt it off and on in between starts. But I didn’t feel it on the field.”
Immediately when hearing this the first thought is, ‘oh shit, CC might need elbow surgery that could keep him out for a year.’ Luckily though it seems like it isn’t so serious. Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com reported that it is likely just a bone spur that needs to be cleaned out and not ligament damage.
If that’s the case and it’s just a bone spur, CC would likely be able to recover over the offseason and be ready to go by next season. He will visit Dr. James Andrews this week to see about his surgery.