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What Does CC Sabathia’s Impending Return Mean for Yankees’ Playoff Chances?

class="ui-droppable">When CC Sabathia hit the disabled list on May 11, the 33-year-old lefty sported a 5.28 ERA. At that moment, a case could have been made that the former Cy Young winner was hurting the team on a start-by-start basis.

Nearly two months later, his impending return is a major piece to New York's second-half puzzle. If vintage Sabathia can return with a healthy knee and command of a declining fastball, the Yankees can overcome a 41-42 start to make a postseason charge. If not, a $203 million payroll could be on the path to a losing season.

After Sabathia's last start, the Yankees departed Miller Park in Milwaukee with a 19-17 record. Since that moment, the team has gone 22-25 and lost ground in the AL East to both the ...

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