CC Sabathia injury update: Yankees pitcher (shoulder) removed from ALCS roster

Written By Drew Nantais
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It looks like CC Sabathia has made his final appearance in Yankee pinstripes.

Sabathia was removed from the Yankees' American League Championship Series roster Friday after suffering a subluxation of his left shoulder joint, the team announced. He will be replaced by pitcher Ben Heller and is ineligible to return this postseason.

The former Cy Young Award winner exited the Yankees' Game 4 loss to the Astros in the eighth inning after facing four batters. The home crowd gave him a standing ovation in what wound up being his final appearance at Yankee Stadium.

The 39-year-old announced in February that the 2019 season would be his last.

Over his 19-year career with the Indians, Brewers and Yankees, Sabathia posted a 251-161 regular-season and a 3.74 ERA. Earlier this season he became just the third left-handed pitcher in MLB history to record 3,000 strikeouts in a career.

Sabathia was a six-time All-Star and won the AL Cy Young in 2007 with Cleveland. He was named ALCS MVP in 2009 on the way to a Yankees World Series title that year. 

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