Yankees starting pitcher C.C Sabathia announced he is going to check himself into a alcohol rehabilitation center and will be unavailable for the playoffs. In a statement released yesterday by Sabathia:
- The Major League playoffs start tonight as Dallas Keuchelv(20-8, 2.48 era) and the Houston Astros take on Masahiro Tanaka (12-7, 3.51 era) and the New York Yankees tonight at Yankee stadium.
- The Browns waived offensive lineman Andrew McDonald from the practice squad and signed offensive lineman Ronald Patrick to the practice squad. Patrick is 6'2", 302 lbs and has been with the Pittsburgh Steelers and most recently the Dallas Cowboys.
- The Browns have until Wednesday to give a reason as to why cornerback Joe Haden did not play on Sunday. His game status was listed as "probable" which means he was almost certain to play. If there was any doubt or question if Haden could not play, he should have been listed as "questionable. But in a last minute change, he was listed as "inactive." Ninety minutes prior to every game, each team must declare seven players inactive. Therefore the list of players that can actually play consists of just 46 players. I would assume Haden's status changed after the 90 minute window.
- Tough blow for the Charlotte Hornets as forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will need shoulder surgery and be sidelined six months. Last season he averaged 10.9 points per game and 7.6 rebounds. Kidd-Gilchrist, 22, signed a four-year, $52 million contract extension in September.