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Sabathia’s Season Ends for Yankees With Strain of Left Hamstring

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New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia sustained a Grade 2 strain of his left hamstring in the Yankees’ Sept. 20 win over the San Francisco Giants and will need eight weeks to recover. Close

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New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia sustained a Grade 2 strain of his left hamstring in the Yankees’ Sept. 20 win over the San Francisco Giants and will need eight weeks to recover.

Pitcher CC Sabathia will miss the New York Yankees’ final six regular-season games with a strained hamstring and won’t be available if the team somehow reaches the playoffs.

Sabathia, 33, sustained a Grade 2 strain of his left hamstring in the Yankees’ Sept. 20 win over the San Francisco Giants and will need eight weeks to recover, the team said in an e-mailed statement.

The win, in which Sabathia allowed one earned run over seven innings, raised the left-hander’s record to 14-13 this season. His 4.78 earned run average is the worst of his 13 Major League Baseball seasons.

The Yankees, 82-74 with six games remaining in the regular season, are four games out of the competition for one of two wild-card playoff berths given to non-division winners. The Tampa Bay Rays (86-69) and Cleveland Indians (86-70) are leading the race, while New York also trails the Texas Rangers (84-71) and Kansas City Royals (82-73).

To contact the reporter on this story: Mason Levinson in New York at mlevinson@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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