On the day before the Yankees play Houston in the winner-take-all wildcard game, pitcher C.C.Sabathia is checking himself into alcohol rehab and will miss the entire post-season.

The team released a statement on behalf of Sabathia, "I am checking myself into an alcohol rehabilitation center to receive the professional care and assistance needed to treat my disease."

The lefty had his worst season as a pro, 6-10 record and an ERA of 4.73. He did pitch better down the stretch for the Yanks with a 2.17 ERA in September.

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