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Dimmed New York Yankees star CC Sabathia wants ‘to pitch the next five or six years’

According to ESPNNewYork.com’s Andrew Marchand, tamed Yankees southpaw CC Sabathia will have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday. Sabathia (3-4, 5.28 ERA), who underwent the knife to remove a bone spur in his left elbow in October 2012, won’t return this season. Nevertheless, Sabathia doesn’t immediately require the dreaded microfracture procedure that could have jeopardized his career. “I was very concerned,” said Sabathia, 34, a six-time All-Star who earned the 2007 AL Cy Young Award. “I told my wife last night, ‘My season is over, but it was the first time I was able to get some real sleep,’ … Continue reading

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Gutsy Cincinnati Reds flamethrower Aroldis Chapman won’t rest

Cincinnati Reds flamethrower Aroldis Chapman will be ready to compete when the second half commences on Friday. The 26-year-old Chapman (0-2, 2.12 ERA) reaggravated his left hamstring while covering first base in Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Considering what the courageous Cuban has already overcome this season, Chapman’s readiness to play isn’t surprising. Chapman suffered a skull fracture above his left eye after getting struck by a line drive during a spring training game in March. “The Cuban Missile” underwent the knife to fix the wound and had a metal plate permanently inserted into his head. Remarkably, Chapman returned to the Reds … Continue reading

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Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has taken enough steroids to kill California Chrome

Speaking Tuesday with WEEI, Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz bashed MLB Network commentators for claiming he got “a free pass” in the Biogenesis investigation. Ortiz was identified in 2009 by The New York Times as one of approximately 100 ballplayers who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003. “In this country, nobody gets a free pass,” said Ortiz, 38, who acclaimed Boston Globe sportswriter Dan Shaughnessy insinuated was still cheating last summer. “(The commentator) wants to make it sound like I got a free pass because nobody can point fingers at me directly. But the reason why I got … Continue reading

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CC Sabathia has been a brilliant New York Yankee

According to New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, it is “fair to say” tamed southpaw CC Sabathia won’t return this season. The 34-year-old Sabathia (3-4, 5.28 ERA), who underwent the knife to remove a bone spur in his left elbow in October 2012, may need microfracture surgery on his right knee. Sabathia is tentatively slated to visit Dr. James Andrews on July 14 and Girardi acknowledged that such a procedure could jeopardize the six-time All-Star’s career. Since inking a seven-year contract worth $161 million to become a Yankee in December 2008, Sabathia’s gone 91-46 (.664) with a 3.59 ERA. The … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Pirates stud Gerrit Cole is ready to pitch

Pittsburgh Pirates flamethrower Gerrit Cole will return this weekend to face the New York Mets at PNC Park. The 23-year-old Cole (6-3, 3.64 ERA), who went six solid innings in Tuesday’s simulated outing, has been on the disabled list since experiencing shoulder fatigue on June 8. Using a fastball, slider and changeup, Cole has incredible stuff and is nearly untouchable when operating properly. Chosen first overall out of UCLA in 2011, the former Bruin consistently reaches 96 mph and exhibits complete command on the hill. Standout hurlers Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton have struggled to date. Provided Liriano and Morton … Continue reading

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