New York Sober Coach: Yankees’ Player off to Rehab, instead of Playoffs.
Get help for your addiction without missing what is important to you. Our mobile rehab can keep you on the field, court, stage, or in the boardroom. We come to you. Our ability to work with your schedule and needs will allow you to continue working within the parameters of your career and daily life, while beginning to enact a lifestyle change.
Learn more at https://theaddictionscoach.com/therapy-services/3-7-day-mobile-rehab/ or call 1.800.706.0318
Read on for an excerpt from the article:
C. C. Sabathia to enter Alcohol Rehab and miss Yankees’ Playoffs
“It hurts me deeply to do this now, but I owe it to myself and to my family to get myself right,” said the Yankees’ C.C. Sabathia.
Although Sabathia was not expected to pitch Tuesday night in the wild-card game against the Houston Astros — the Yankees’ first playoff game since 2012 — the announcement left the Yankees stunned. Many members of the team threw their support behind Sabathia.
“All that matters now is what’s happening now, which is obviously he’s going to get the help necessary in a structured environment,” General Manager Brian Cashman said in a news conference at Yankee Stadium, just before the team worked out. “He’s going to get professional help. That’s the most important thing right now.”
Cashman said that Sabathia had reached out to him, Manager Joe Girardi and other team officials on Sunday and told them he needed help.
Sabathia’s wife, Amber, was involved in the discussions, and Cashman, Girardi and others encouraged Sabathia to seek treatment for alcohol abuse even if it meant he would not pitch for the remainder of the season.
“I love baseball,” Sabathia said in a statement released by the Yankees, “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.”
Cashman, asked several times if he or the Yankees were aware of any personal problems Sabathia had encountered or of any incidents involving alcohol abuse, said he saw no warning signs.