Yankees' Sabathia set to undergo knee surgery

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NEW YORK -- New York Yankees ace CC Sabathia will undergo surgery in the near future to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, according to the New York Post.

Per the paper, Sabathia was diagnosed with the injury on Tuesday, less than a week after scattering 11 hits and two runs in six innings in a win over the Texas Rangers in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series.

The injury does not appear significant, as it requires three week's recovery time.

The left-hander went 2-0 in three postseason starts with a 5.63 earned run average for the Yankees, who eventually lost to the Rangers in six games. The 30-year-old had a Cy Young-caliber regular season, posting a 21-7 record with a 3.18 ERA and 197 strikeouts in 34 starts in his second season in New York.

Sabathia signed a seven-year, $161 million deal with the Yankees following the 2008 season and has made 76 starts, including the postseason, the past two years.

The 2007 AL Cy Young Award winner while with Cleveland owns a 157-88 career record with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.23 walks/hits per inning pitched.


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