Thursday, September 25, 2008

CC Sabathia Stops Agent from Cautioning Brewers

Brewers ace CC Sabathia -- awaiting his third successive start on three days rest next Sunday -- has told his agent to stop complaining to his team's front office about his arm being overused or injured, according to baseball commentator Peter Gammons in an interview on radio station 1050 am in New York.

"Don't call them anymore," Gammons quoted Sabathia as telling his representatives at Legend Sports Group. "I want to win."

And win he has, striking out 11 in seven innings in a 4-2 victory over the Pirates, bringing the Brewers into a tie with the Mets for a wild card berth with just four games left to play.

The Brewers will start Sabathia on three days rest again on Sunday to avoid having to pitch other struggling starters.

Sabathia's most recent outing was his second in a week, a pace that has prompted concern among his representatives that he may injure his arm and undermine his attempt to enter the free agent market to gain an unprecedented, six-year contract exceeding $15 million a year.