By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

New York Yankees Starter C.C. Sabathia, who has struggled with injuries and on the mound in the last two seasons, maybe on the verge of needing a surgery that could possibly be a big blow to his career. After struggling in his rehab start on Wednesday, allowing five runs, three of which were earned in a little more than three innings of work, swelling was noticed in Sabathia’s right knee. Sabathia is set to meet with Doctor James Andrews soon to go over his options, but if the micro fracture surgery is needed it will add lots of questions to Sabathia’s pitching future.

The Yankees were really banking on a return after the All-Star Break from their work horse Sabathia, as the rotation outside of Masahiro Tanaka has struggled, and the bullpen is starting to become over worked due to pitchers not lasting long in games. If the Yankees weren’t already starting to think about adding a Pitcher at the Trade Deadline, the news about Sabathia will almost certainly force General Manager Brian Cashman to make some kind of move to get an arm. News is expected on the status of Sabathia sometime over the holiday weekend, but as of now it’s not looking very good for him.