Olympics didn't work out for Sabathia

Updated: September 12, 2000, 9:16 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Indians didn't send C.C. Sabathia to Australia to pitch out of the bullpen, so the young left-hander was recalled from the Sydney Games on Tuesday and could start against Boston next week.

Sabathia, one of the few top prospects on the Olympic team, pitched in one exhibition game for the U.S. team, working five innings in a win over Australian last Saturday. The 20-year-old struck out five in a no-decision as the Americans won 5-3.

But because the Olympic team ...

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