Take the time to get healthy, CC Sabathia!
The star pitcher for the New York Yankees announced on Monday that he is leaving the team, effective immediately, to enter a rehab facility for alcohol abuse.
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The 35-year-old pitcher has long been one of the mainstays for the Yankees' pitching rotation, but as the team enters the playoffs with their first game on Tuesday evening against the Houston Astros, they will have to go ahead without him.
CC has to take care of a far more important concern.
The lefty released a statement on Monday, saying:
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It looks like the Roc Nation Sports family is about to get a whole lot bigger!
Jay Z has slowly been building his sporting empire brick by brick, and his latest brick is HUGE!!
Well Hova has nabbed yet another superstar for his team as he just signed New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia!
The baseballer broke the exciting news last night on Twitter by sharing a pic of the deal going down and wrote:
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The Yankees have the highest payroll in Major League Baseball, but co-owner Hal Steinbrenner wants to start shaving down in order to meet the new threshold for the luxury tax as stated in the league's most recent collective bargaining agreement.
Currently, the team's payroll is $210 million (holy smokes!) thanks to buying up talented free agents like Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and CC Sabathia. Starting in 2014, teams with payrolls exceeding $189 million (instead of the current $179 million) will have to pay
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On Sunday night, Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez attended fellow teammate CC Sabathia's 30th birthday at NYC's 40/40 Club.
But they arrived separately and tried to go unnoticed!
"It was obvious that they were deliberately avoiding each other," claims a source. "The two of them seemed hyper-aware that everybody was staring at them, waiting for them to interact."
The two "were within each other's eyesight the entire night," but Cammie didn't let that ruin her night. She chatted with Jay-Z, Beyoncé and the Yankees wives.
"She danced all night long," the source added. "She wasn't hiding."
We wonder how long this will last.
[Image via WENN.]
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