NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10:07 AM
Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has little interest in hyping a pitching matchup vs. Matt Harvey.
TAMPA – You might be intrigued by Sunday’s CC Sabathia/Matt Harvey matchup in Port St. Lucie, but Sabathia is not.
Asked during a lighthearted interview Saturday morning if he was looking forward to facing Harvey, the big lefty at first didn’t hear the question.
“Who?” he asked. This was not trash talk; he legitimately did not hear. When that was clarified, Sabathia gave an honest answer.
“I mean, not really,” he said. “Obviously, he started the All-Star game and stuff, but…sorry…”
Matt Harvey is a big attraction this spring for the Mets, but not so much for CC Sabathia.
Is he excited to see Harvey pitch?
“Not really, because he’s not on my team,” Sabathia said. I’m curious to see what Tanaka looks like. That’s my guy.”
Sabathia’s clear implication was that the Yankees matter to him, not players on other teams, or in the other league.