Yankees' CC Sabathia Checks Into Alcohol Rehab
Pitcher CC Sabathia is checking into rehab before the American League wild-card game, which if the Yankees win, would lead to a five-game ALDS.By Matt Moreno | October 5, 2015
New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is entering rehab for alcohol, according to the team.
A statement from Sabathia read, in part: "Today I am checking myself into an alcohol rehabilitation center to receive the professional care and assistance needed to treat my disease. ... I am looking forward to being out on the field with my team next season playing the game that brings me so much happiness."
The timing of the voluntary rehab check-in is especially challenging as the Yankees get set for the American League wild-card game, which if they win, would propel them into a five-game AL Division Series. Sabathia likely would've started a game or two in that series.