Yanks' CC Sabathia has surgery on troublesome right knee

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2016, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Seattle Mariners during a baseball game, in Seattle. Sabathia has had surgery on his troublesome right knee.New York head team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad performed the arthroscopic procedure Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The team described it as a routine cleanup and said Sabathia is expected to be ready for spring training.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has had surgery on his troublesome right knee.

New York head team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad performed the arthroscopic procedure Tuesday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The team described it as ''a routine cleanup'' and said Sabathia is expected to be ready for spring training.

A 36-year-old left-hander, Sabathia pitched with a brace on the knee this year and went 9-12 with a 3.91 ERA, his lowest ERA since 2012.

He is due $25 million next year, the final season of his contract.