Asked Friday whether he believed Sabathia's season was over, Manager Joe Girardi said: "I think that's about fair to say."
The six-time All-Star left-hander has been out because of a degenerative cartilage problem in his right knee since mid-May, when his earned-run average reached a career-high 5.28. The Yankees were targeting a post-All-Star-break return for Sabathia, who had begun a rehabilitation assignment.
Unable to fully test his sore left shoulder on a wet field,
The star third baseman had targeted Friday night against Texas for his return. But rain prevented Wright from going through a rigorous pregame workout, so the Mets have decided to hold him out.
Said Wright: "They want me to go all out on the field first."