Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:43:01 -0800
Free-agent 1B James Loney (Rays) has changed agencies, switching from CAA Sports to the Legacy Agency. Loney rebounded with the Rays in 2013, hitting .299 with 13 home runs. The Legacy Agency represents a number of high-profile clients including New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford, Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill, Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano and Diamondbacks 3B Martin Prado.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:05:44 -0700
The New York Yankees have just two pitchers locked into spots for the rotation in 2014, SPs CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova. SP Andy Pettitte has retired, and SPs Hiroki Kuroda and Phil Hughes are impending free agents. The team is hopeful Michael Pineda will be able to lock up a spot in spring training, and SPs Vidal Nuno, David Phelps and Adam Warren are other potential candidates to compete for spots barring any help from outside of the organization.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 08:54:08 -0700
The New York Yankees put SP CC Sabathia (hamstring) on the 60-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring Wednesday, Sept. 25, and activated DH Travis Hafner (shoulder) from the 60-day DL in a corresponding move.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 15:09:52 -0700
New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia (hamstring), whose season has ended due to a Grade 2 hamstring strain, said he will return to his ace-like self next season with a major change in his preparation. "I think I'll be back to myself," Sabathia said. "I know a lot of people have written me off and said that I've thrown too many innings, whatever, whatever, but I'll still be here and still be accountable and still be the guy that signed up for 2009." He finishes the season 14-13 with a 4.78 ERA. His ERA is the sixth worst among starters this year that qualify. Sabathia said he will also begin to watch video of hitters, something he's always refused to do before. His velocity dropped from 94 mph last year to 91 mph this year, too. Sabathia doesn't blame his slimmer build as a reason for his poor season.
Fantasy Tip: Sabathia clearly isn't the dominant ace he once was, and he may not even be a No. 1 fantasy starter anymore. With the velocity dropping, his strikeout numbers won't be what they were, either. Expect less in 2014, but for the right price, he still has value.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 09:05:34 -0700
New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia (hamstring) is dealing with a Grade 2 hamstring strain and will be shut down for the rest of the season. The recovery time will be roughly eight weeks.
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 11:53:57 -0700
New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia (9-9) allowed seven runs on nine hits over five innings in a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, July 26, with three walks and six strikeouts. He joined Chien-Ming Wang as the only Yankee pitchers since 1935 to allow seven or more runs in three consecutive starts.
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:26:18 -0700
New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia has been moved up to start against the Baltimore Orioles Friday, June 28, with SP David Phelps being scratched. It's unknown if Phelps will start Saturday, June 29.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 11:34:45 -0700
New York Yankees SPs CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes and Hiroki Kuroda will pitch in a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics beginning Tuesday, June 11.
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 09:20:33 -0700
New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia looked like the old version of himself in his win over the Boston Red Sox Friday, May 31. He recorded strikeouts on four of the first six batters he faced and even touched 94 mph with his fastball on the radar gun after sitting in the low-90s in his previous starts this season. Sabathia finished with 10 K's and six hits allowed. He changed speeds effectively and was using the best slider he's had all year.
Fantasy Tip: This doesn't necessarily mean that the old Sabathia is back for good, it merely means that he does have something left in the tank. That's still a positive for his owners. The increase in velocity is perhaps the best news in all of this.
Wed, 22 May 2013 15:23:11 -0700
New York Yankees SP Vidal Nuno will remain in the rotation and start against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, May 25, with the team giving SP CC Sabathia an extra day of rest. Sabathia will start Sunday, May 26.
Fantasy Tip: Nuno is an option for the pitching desperate in AL leagues, but just know that he'll likely be sent back to the minors when Andy Pettitte (back) returns from the disabled list.