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Originally published July 19, 2014 at 8:29 PM | Page modified July 19, 2014 at 10:10 PM

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CC Sabathia hopeful he can pitch in 2015

Sidelined with a right knee injury, the New York Yankees’ CC Sabathia spoke to reporters Saturday morning for the first time since the team announced he will have season-ending surgery Wednesday.

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NEW YORK — CC Sabathia is disappointed and relieved all at the same time.

Sidelined with a right knee injury, the New York Yankees pitcher spoke to reporters Saturday morning for the first time since the team announced he will have season-ending surgery Wednesday.

Sabathia said the news was difficult to absorb and his situation is “not fun.” But he’s glad doctors recommended an arthroscopic cleanup rather than microfracture surgery, which would have required perhaps an 18-month recovery.

“It’s tough. It’s unfortunate,” Sabathia said. “But I feel, I guess, relieved that I have some answers, and kind of a plan in place to kind of move forward.”

The big left-hander, who turns 34 on Monday, said he’s confident he will be back on the mound in spring training. And with a blueprint now in place for his return, he said he was able to get “some real sleep” Friday night for the first time in weeks.

General manager Brian Cashman, however, cautioned Friday that there’s no guarantee Sabathia will be able to pitch effectively next season.

The operation will be performed by Los Angeles Dodgers head physician Neal ElAttrache. Sabathia said he was told he can resume baseball activities six to eight weeks after the procedure.

Notes

• The Red Sox activated right fielder Shane Victorino from the 15-day disabled list and inserted him into the starting lineup for Saturday’s game against Kansas City. To make room for him, the club optioned outfielder MookieBetts to Class AAA Pawtucket.

• Colorado Rockies All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was forced out of Saturday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates by a cramp in his left thigh.

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