MLB Fantasy Baseball Draft News – C.C. Sabathia is going to rehab
Yankees lefthander C.C. Sabathia announced on Monday that he needed to check himself into an alcohol rehabilitation center. That means he will be unavailable for the one day cash draft playoffs contests starting Tuesday. The Yankees begin their post-season journey that same day in the American League Wild Card game against the Houston Astros. Masahiro Tanaka is slated to be their starter for this confrontation.
If New York wins the game and continued their path to the World Series, Sabathia would’ve been part of the rotation going forward. But that is not the case anymore. The Yankees will turn to Adam Warren to fill the hole.
New York’s rotation now includes ace Masahiro Tanaka, Luis Severino, Michael Pineda and Adam Warren. Ivan Nova could spot start, but he’s been inconsistent since coming back from Tommy John surgery.
Sabathia was the only lefty in the rotation and also the last winning starter this season. He had a record of 6-10 with 137 strikeouts and a 4.73 ERA in 2015. In the post-season, he holds a record of 9-5 with 101 K’s while having a 4.53 ERA in 107.1 innings of work.
It’s sad to see him leave the competition when he brings a lot of fantasy value, but it’s all in his honor to try to get better during this time. He’ll only get better through the sport of baseball and in life when he comes back from rehab. And for that I congratulate him.