TORONTO—The Yankees will place ace pitcher CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list with stiffness and inflammation in his left elbow.
The pitcher first complained about stiffness in his elbow after his Aug. 3 against the Mariners. But an MRI exam at the time showed no structural damage and the pain subsided, allowing Sabathia to make his next scheduled start on Wednesday against Detroit.
Rookie David Phelps will start in CC Sabathia’s place on Monday, according to the person with knowledge, who requested anonymity because the moves have not been announced.
The Yankees signed recent released veteran right-hander Derek Lowe to join the bullpen, according to a person with knowledge of the team’s thinking. Lowe, who was released by the Indians this week, is expected to join the team on Monday.