CC has arthroscopic surgery on right knee

Veteran southpaw expected to be fine for start of Spring Training

CC has arthroscopic surgery on right knee

The New York Yankees announced Tuesday that left-handed pitcher CC Sabathia underwent arthroscopic surgery for a routine cleanup in his right knee.

Yankees head team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad performed the surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The 36-year-old is expected to be ready for the start of Spring Training in 2017.

Sabathia went 9-12 with a 3.91 ERA in 30 starts for the Yankees in 2016.

Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com.. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.