Indians trainer Lonnie Soloff said the left-hander will see team
physician Dr. Mark Schickendantz on Sunday afternoon and go to
Birmingham, Ala., on Monday for an examination by noted sports
orthopedic doctor James Andrews.
"C.C. feels a lot better today, but we want to make sure our
course of action is correct in this," Soloff said before Sunday's
game against the Colorado Rockies.
Soloff said an MRI taken Saturday night, "was consistent with
the MRI we had on C.C. on April 22."
Sabathia was scratched from a start against Kansas City at that
time and was diagnosed with an irritated left biceps tendon in the
front of his shoulder. He was sidelined until May 1, but Soloff
said he did not know if Sabathia will miss his next start,
scheduled for Thursday in Detroit.
Sabathia, who played catch in the outfield before the game,
seemed unsure as well.
"Ask Lonnie, because he can tell you better than me what is
going on," Sabathia said.
The 6-foot-7, 300-pound Sabathia retired the Rockies on eight
pitches -- six for strikes -- then went to the dugout holding his
left shoulder and moving his arm in a circular motion.
"C.C. caught his foot on the mound on a pitch and it put his
arm a little bit behind his body on a pitch," Soloff said. "He
felt a pinch in his shoulder.
"He generates a lot of momentum and an athlete as strong as
C.C. is a bigger risk when his arm is back like that."
In his previous start Monday, Sabathia allowed one run and five
hits over eight innings in a 5-1 victory over the Chicago White
Sox, just hours after attending the funeral of a close cousin.