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CC Sabathia is Dealing With Knee Soreness and Could Hit the IL

NEW YORK - MAY 02:  CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees wipes sweat from his forehead against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on May 2, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Just as the injury news started to get positive for the Yankees, Giancarlo Stanton goes down and now it appears as if CC Sabathia could be going to the IL as well. After cruising through the first couple of innings in Wednesday night's start against the Orioles, he struggled to get out of the fifth inning, and it seems we have identified the culprit of his problems.

Sabathia has notoriously had bad knees, dealing with injury stints each of the last two seasons, but after starting the year on the IL after a heart procedure, it looked as if CC was as healthy as he had been in quite some time.

If CC's knee continues to act up, the Yankees might have no choice but to look for a suitable pitcher at the deadline due to injury issues and the impending innings limit on Domingo German.

On an otherwise positive day for the Bombers, this bit of bad news dampens the mood, but hopefully rest can prevent the injury from being to serious and keep Sabathia on the mound in the long run.