Saturday, August 11, 2012

Sabathia Headed to DL

C.C Sabathia Headed to DL

Yankees suffered another injury blow to the team as ace C.C Sabathia will be heading to the 15 day disabled list for the second time this season. Sabathia will be heading to the DL this time due to stiffness in his elbow. The elbow first started acting up in Seattle, and continued to give him issues in Detroit when he only threw 94 pitches.

"As far as our concern, it's pretty low," Girardi said. "It's not like it got any worse. He wants to pitch on Monday, which I'm not surprised, because he said he's dealt with it before. We just decided, let's try to get it cleaned up now."

Sabathia was on the DL in the end of June and into July with a groin injury that cost him to miss 3 starts. C.C is 12-3 on the season with a 3.56 ERA, and has thrown 141.2 innings.

It appears that David Phelps will be getting Sabathia’s start on Monday against Texas, as Phelps has been great so far this season in the bullpen and making a few starts. Phelps is 2-3 with a 2.42 ERA in the majors this season. Yankees are also expected to sign veteran Derek Lowe who was designated for assignment about a week ago.

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