Yankees general manager Brian Cashman held a press conference to address the news about C.C. Sabathia this afternoon. Here's what he had to say about it:
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As the New York Yankees try their best not to crash and burn into their Wild Card Game tomorrow night against the Houston Astros, they now have to deal with their ace checking himself into rehab. CC Sabathia is coming off one of the worst seasons of his 15-year career. The struggling No. 1 starter went 6-10 with a 4.73 ERA in 2015. His stuff has clearly left him these last couple seasons, and he has struggled with that fact while on the mound. Now it looks like those struggles have entered his off-the-field life as the Yankees released a statement from Sabathia saying he was checking himself into rehab. You can read it in full below:
"Today I am checking myself into an alcohol rehabilitation center to receive the professional care and assistance needed to treat my disease.
Honestly, this explains a lot, especially him wanting to fight people outside a Toronto nightclub back in August. Get well, CC.