Yankees’ Sabathia has surgery on elbow
After visiting with Dr. James Andrews, New York Yankees’ CC Sabathia opted for arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur in his left elbow on Thursday. The team announced he is expected to be ready for spring training.
According to ESPN, “They found a small bone spur,” said Yankees GM Brian Cashman. “It was a quick and minor cleanup. We’ll take him along slowly through spring training and he’ll be ready for Opening Day.”
The Yankees’ ace complained about some soreness in his left elbow after the team got eliminated in Game 4 of ALCS by the Detroit Tigers.
Sabathia, 32, went 15-6 with a 3.38 ERA this year and has four-years $94 million left on his contract. He has a vesting option for 2017 that would be worth another $25 million.