New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia has been placed on the teams disabled list after suffering a Grade 1 strain on his adductor muscle located near his left leg.
With the All-Star break just around the corner Sabathia is expected to miss the teams next two game and then return after the break.
Speaking about Sabathia’s DL placement manager Joe Girardi proclaimed:
“He doesn’t want to go on (the DL), but he understands it’s the best thing to do. Missing two starts is better than seven or eight.”
Sabathia began feeling pain in his leg during Sunday’s Mets showdown but didn’t tell anyone from the Yankee’s about the decision until a bullpen session on Tuesday revealed the extent of his pain.
While CC Sabathia is out Freddy Garcia will take his spot in the rotation.
Garcia has been a long man since beginning the year with four early season starts. Likely being called up as a backup for Garcia will be minor league pitcher Adam Warren although GM Brian Cashman says that decision has not yet been made, if brought up it will be the first time Warren has been called to the big.
Getting CC Sabathia back into playing shape is an important step for the New York Yankees, Sabathia has a 9-3 record with a 3.45 ERA for the season.
Once Sabathia returns to the lineup it is expected that he will start at the back of the rotation in order to provide him with a few extra days of rest .