Report: CC Sabathia to have surgery

Updated: October 27, 2010, 3:33 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

New York Yankees ace CC Sabathia will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, according to a New York Post report.

The diagnosis was made at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and the Yankees consider the surgery to be minor, the Post reported late Tuesday night. Sabathia should recover in about three weeks' time and have no lingering issues when spring training starts.

Sabathia has proved to be a workhorse throughout his career, having made at least 30 starts in nine of the past 10 seasons. The exception was 2006, when he started 28 games for the Cleveland Indians.

In 2010 Sabathia was 21-7 with 3.18 ERA and 197 strikeouts in 237 2/3 innings -- numbers that have him in the running for the American League Cy Young Award. Although the Yankees won all three of his postseason starts, he struggled a bit, posting a 1.81 WHIP and 5.63 ERA and failing to pitch more than six innings in any of them.

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