Yanks’ CC Sa­bathia to have surgery on his right knee

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

Yan­kees pitcher CC Sa­bathia will have surgery on his trou­ble­some right knee.

“It’s not some­thing that’s of con­cern or con­sid­ered se­ri­ous,” New York gen­eral man­ager Brian Cashman said Wed­nes­day, de­scrib­ing the pro­ce­dure as a “cleanup.”

Cashman said team physi­cian Dr. Christo­pher Ah­mad will op­er­ate within the next week.

Sa­bathia, a 36-year-old left­hander, pitched with a brace on the knee this year. He went 9-12 with a 3.91 ERA, his low­est ERA since 2012.

Also, right-han­der An­thony Swarzak elected free agency in­stead of ac­cept­ing an out­right as­sign­ment. And the Los An­ge­les An­gels un­der GM Billy Ep­pler, Cashman’s for­mer as­sis­tant, claimed re­liev­ers Blake Parker and Kirby Yates off waivers from the Yan­kees.

In cor­re­spond­ing moves, A.J. Achter and Nick Buss have been des­ig­nated for as­sign­ment.

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