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Sabathia May Not Make Yankees' ALCS Roster

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) is greeted by Brett Gardner, Mark...
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) is greeted by Brett Gardner, Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley after hitting a three-run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (WIBW)
Published: Oct. 9, 2019 at 4:46 PM EDT
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NEW YORK (AP) -- CC Sabathia could be on the New York Yankees' roster for the AL Championship Series after missing the previous round with an achy left shoulder.

The left-hander sat out New York's three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins in the AL Division Series, but manager Aaron Boone says Sabathia is feeling "considerably better."

The 39-year-old Sabathia impressed Boone while throwing a bullpen session Wednesday. Boone says Sabathia is an option for the ALCS, but the Yankees haven't decided on their roster. The 19-year veteran plans to retire after the season.

Relief pitchers Aroldis Chapman and Zack Britton are expected to be 100% for the ALCS.

Boone also says outfielder Aaron Hicks has recovered from a right elbow flexor strain. Hicks is healthy enough to play, but Boone says there is "trepidation" about activating him because he hasn't played in a game since Aug. 3.