Shocking

CC Sabathia has just put out a statement saying he is checking into an alcohol rehabilitation facility.

On a non-baseball level, I hope he makes a speedy and complete recovery. Alcoholism is a terrible disease and it is admirable of Sabathia to be so candid about his need for help.

On a baseball level, this will only matter if the Yankees make it to the ALDS. With Pineda pitching yesterday, he can’t start a potential Game 1 of the ALDS. I imagine this means the Yankees would turn to Severino for Game 1 and Pineda for Game 2 with Tanaka pitching Game 3. If there were a Game 4 the Yankees would have to pick between Adam Warren and Ivan Nova. But they have to win a game tomorrow for that to be an issue.