Especially with Domingo German out for the rest of the year following the domestic violence incident, it seemed possible that CC Sabathia might make another start for the 2019 Yankees down the stretch.
Well, if it happens, it won't be in the regular season, as manager Aaron Boone has come out and said that the big lefty will come out of the bullpen for the remainder of the regular season in an effort to prepare for October.
Of course, if Sabathia isn't going to remain stretched out, his only chance of coming into a postseason game is as an opener or long man out of the bullpen.
However, it appears that Boone is making it obvious that the final start of his potential Hall of Fame career came Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.
The plan is for Sabathia to make two appearances out of the Yankee 'pen next week. One will come against the Tampa Bay Rays, while the other will come against the Texas Rangers next weekend.
In 22 starts this year, Sabathia owns a 5-8 record with a 4.99 ERA. He'll have plenty of opportunities to get big outs in October, but will likely have to adjust along the way.