The New York Yankees announced today that veteran pitcher CC Sabathia would not be a part of the team’s 2019 postseason roster. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the decision was not an easy one, and it took the Yankees some time to finalize their postseason roster as the ALDS inches closer and closer. With wildcard games completed with the Washington Nationals facing the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays facing the Houston Astros, the Yankees match up with the Minnesota Twins is now in the spotlight for Yankees fans.
CC Sabathia is not part of the Yankees’ roster for the AL Division Series vs Minnesota.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 3, 2019
“It was a tough decision” – CC Sabathia will not be on the Yankees’ ALDS roster pic.twitter.com/0FLnxkHMRM
— Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) October 3, 2019
Back in the offseason, Sabathia signed back with the Yankees on a deal that was through this season. This season treated Sabathia to a 5-8 record over 22 starts in 2019, with a 4.95 ERA, and a 1.41 WHIP, while striking out 107 batters for the Yankees. This season he was also to capture his 250th career win, adding that to his list of accolades throughout his MLB career. The Yankees pitcher is dealing with some shoulder injuries that he cannot seem to get straightened out.
Last week, Sabathia had a cortisone injection, and it was ruled that his ailing shoulder was going to be too much and will be keeping him out of the postseason. The Yankees will square off with the Twins in the ALDS starting Friday in New York. The Yankees will start James Paxton in game one against the Twins ace Jose Berrios.