Sabathia placed on disabled list with groin strain

The Yankees are placing CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 1 strain of the adductor muscle near his left leg.

Sabathia felt a twinge in his groin during the fourth inning of his start against the Mets and reported the issue after he continued to feel discomfort during a bullpen yesterday at Yankee Stadium.

They are expecting Sabathia to miss two starts and believe he will be ready to return after the All-Star break. Freddy Garcia will take Sabathia’s place in the rotation, and the Yankees are leaning toward calling up right-hander Adam Warren to take Sabathia’s place on the roster.

“(Sabathia) didn’t want to go down,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “It was a one-way conversation. I did all the talking. I know what he wants to do, but this is what we’re going to do. He’s a competitor, he wants to be out there, he feels like he can pitch with it right now. But we’re not going to mess with it.”


NOT Freddie!!!!!!!!!


Aw man, he tried to tie his own shoes again, didn’t he?


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