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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

CC Sabathia threw three pitches on separated shoulder in ALCS Game 4

CC Sabathia

CC Sabathia’s MLB career may effectively be over, but nobody can ever question his heart.

Speaking with reporters on Friday, the New York Yankees lefty said that he subluxed his shoulder on a pitch to Aledmys Diaz in the eighth inning of the team’s 8-3 loss to the Houston Astros in ALCS Game 4 on Thursday. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports pointed out that Sabathia remained in the game to face the next batter, George Springer, meaning that he threw three pitches with a partially separated shoulder.

The ex-Cy Young winner was unable to finish Springer’s at-bat, so Jonathan Loaisiga had to enter the game and wound up striking Springer out. But as for Sabathia’s three pitches on a ripped shoulder? 91, 80, and 88 miles per hour.

That may have been the last appearance of the six-time All-Star’s illustrious career, and if this indeed the end, Sabathia, 39, can truthfully say that he gave everything to the game that he possibly had to give.

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