Yesterday, the Yankees decided to place CC Sabathia on the DL. Sabathia has been diagnosed with minor lower elbow soreness, so the Yankees didn’t want to take any changes. Sabathia and the Yankee brass apparently clashed with this decision, but ultimately, the Yankees know best and CC will have to sit down. Sabathia vows he will return on August 24th for his next start.
Ultimately, the Yankees made the right move by sitting the big man down. Sabathia is the team’s token to a deep post-season run and overuse in August isn’t worth it. Sabathia regularly logs 250+ innings per season, so injuries are expected to happen.