Sabathia Traded From Indians to Brewers


Sabathia Traded From Indians to Brewers
    SportsSabathia Traded From Indians to BrewersSabathia Traded From Indians to BrewersThe Associated PressThe Milwaukee Brewers have acquired reigning Cy Young Award winner C.C. Sabathia from the Cleveland Indians for four prospects, including slugging outfielder Matt LaPorta. (July 7)THE BREWERS ARE HOPING THAT CC SABATHIA REGAINS HIS CY YOUNG AWARD WINNING FORM IN A HURRY. MILWAUKEE TRADED FOR THE LEFT-HANDER BANKING ON HIM TO HELP THEM REACH THE POST-SEASON FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1982.  [Notes:needs graphic -- we have audio only of sots] SOT DOUG MELVIN, BREWERS GENERAL MANAGER THE BREWERS ARE IN A THREE-WAY BATTLE FOR THE NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL LEAD, AND SABATHIA HAS EXPERIENCE IN PENNANT PRESSURE. HE HELPED THE INDIANS GET WITHIN A WIN OF REACHING THE WORLD SERIES LAST YEAR.  [Notes:needs graphic -- we have audio only of sots]CC SABATHIA, BREWERS NEW PITCHER SABATHIA'S NUMBERS ARE NOTHING LIKE THE 19-7 MARK HE POSTED LAST SEASON. HE'S STRUGGLED THROUGH INJURIES THAT HAVE LEFT HIM WITH A 6-AND-8 RECORD, ALTHOUGH HE'S SUFFERED FROM LACK OF RUN SUPPORT. THE INDIANS SCORED 2 OF FEWER RUNS IN 11 OF HIS 18 STARTS. BUT HE'S NOT GOING TO TRY TO DO TOO MUCH, WHEN THE BREWERS HAND HIM THE BALL. [Notes:needs graphic -- we have audio only of sots]CC SABATHIA, BREWERS NEW PITCHER THE BREWERS GAVE UP FOUR PROSPECTS TO GET SABATHIA WHO BECOMES A FREE AGENT AT THE END OF THE SEASON. JIM MILITELLO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. (****END****) ANCHOR VOICE:  JIM MILITELLO,  AP SPORTS------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: MICHAEL WALDON ------------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: AP PHOTOS AND POOL AUDIO--------------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: DONNA STARDDARD ------------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS:----------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE:

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