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CC Sabathia will not be pitching for the Yankees this postseason as he announced yesterday, that he will check himself into an alcohol rehab center.

"Today I am checking myself into an alcohol rehabilitation center to receive the professional care and assistance needed to treat my disease. I love baseball and I love my teammates like brothers, and I am also fully aware that I am leaving at a time when we should all be coming together for one last push toward the World Series."
The Yankees will play the Houston Astros in the American League wild card game tomorrow.
During a press conference, general manager, Brian Cashman announced Sabathia's decision and said he was told of Sabathia's decision through an unexpected phone call from the pitcher himself.
"CC has demonstrated a great deal of courage in trying to tackle this problem. Time and place have no bearing. There is something here that needs to be taken care of, and I applaud him."
Cashman also said,

"What CC is dealing with is a life issue. It is bigger than the game [Tuesday] night."

This means that the Yankees will be missing a veteran pitcher in their pitching rotation.
The 2007 Cy Young award winner posted a record of 6-10 and an ERA of 4.73 this season. But he has been gaining back his form lately settling down to a 3.80 ERA in August and a 2.17 ERA in September.

What is this going to mean for the New York Yankees? We shall find out after tomorrow's game as they could potentially end their season tomorrow!

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@TessStevens Yes...he was a monster back then. He also hit a couple of home runs when he was with them as well!
We had some good streaks with CC he was always a wildcard, one of those seriously interesting players.
@TessStevens Well at least the Indians have a bright future with Francisco Lindor and Corey Kluber!
@mchlyang I'm sure he must have dwelled with this decision for a long time, and it's very hard to admit help. But I'm happy he's going in and as a Yankee fan, I will applaud loudly for him the next time he gets on the mound. Hopefully next season. :)
@karencorchado Hopefully....and hopefully Tanaka can take the Yankees further in this year's postseason!