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Report: Sabathia facing elbow examination

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New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Saturday that left-handed pitcher CC Sabathia will have his left elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews.

Sabathia, 32, reportedly needs to have a bone spur cleaned out, an injury that occurred while played for the Cleveland Indians (2001-08), ESPN New York reported.

He was placed on the disabled list in August after having elbow discomfort. Elbow ligaments received a clean bill of health then. He went 15-6 with a 3.38 ERA this season.

"Yeah, you have to be concerned, because like I've said, I've never had any problems with the elbow before," Sabathia said, according to the New York Daily News. "We have to wait and see. ... It's something that I've not felt before, never had, so it's best to go get it checked out and go from there."

The Yankees were swept in the American League Championship Series with Sabathia allowing six runs in 3 2/3 innings in the decisive Game 4.
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