CC Sabathia Checks Into Alcohol Rehab

CC Sabathia Checks Into Alcohol Rehab

Yankees pitcher seeks help day before playoff game.

Published October 5, 2015

The New York Yankees will host the Houston Astros in an American League Wild-Card Game on Tuesday night, but Yankees' pitcher CC Sabathia is headed to alcohol rehab.

In a stunning announcement Monday, Sabathia mentioned that he is seeking help to treat his issue.

"Today I am checking myself into an alcohol rehabilitation center to receive the professional care and assistance needed to treat my disease," Sabathia said in a statement, as reported by TMZ Sports.
"I love baseball and I love my teammates like brothers, and I am also fully aware that I am leaving at a time when we should all be coming together for one last push toward the World Series. It hurts me deeply to do this now, but I owe it to myself and to my family to get myself right. I want to take control of my disease, and I want to be a better man, father and player."

The announcement comes less than two months after the pitcher was reportedly involved in a street brawl outside a Toronto nightclub.

Sabathia, 35, made $23 million this season and just completed his 15th season.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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