Big news for CC Sabathia and his bum knee. He will not need surgery.
According to Bryan Hoch:
CC Sabathia got good news today... arthritic knee, but said he is hopeful that he may be able to return in as little as 15 days.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 25, 2015
Now that second Tweet was amazing to me and I know many Yankee fans are appreciative. You see, I was wondering what the conversation about the bullpen with Sabathia would have been like.CC Sabathia said that he is open to pitching out of the bullpen when he returns. "Helping the team any way I can."— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 25, 2015
I read tweets like "This dude needs a reality check and put his ego aside and go the pen!!" That's all fine and good, but I never took it that far. Why? Because there's no ego with CC. For me, it was my opinion that it was about Respect. The Yankees respect CC Sabathia and weren't gonna just take the dude and shove him in the pen without a conversation or green light from the man himself. CC has done a lot for this team over the years, but as you know, the past 3 years that knee has been mad cranky.
Now, as we get terrific news that maybe he'd be on the shelf for only 2 weeks, maybe 3, he'll come back, free up the starting rotation a bit and he'll do what we need as a bullpen soldier. You gotta love that! I know I do.
"Helping the team any way I can." That's our CC Monster. The gamer.
Good news C. Can't wait to have you back my friend.
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