Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Yankees ace CC Sabathia is heading to the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 1 groin strain.
Manager Joe Girardi said Sabathia is expected to miss only two starts and should return to the rotation after the All-Star break. The club will announce a corresponding roster move Thursday, but right-hander Freddy Garcia will take Sabathia’s place in the rotation.
“I think you can tell by the way he’s moving around more than anything. He doesn’t like to come out,” Girardi said. “I’m sure we’ll be a little bit cautious when he comes back, and we’ll ask him. [The doctor said if] you give him the 10-15 days, that [injury is] going to heal and it should not be an issue.”
Anyone who thinks CC will miss only two starts…well, I presume you just started following the Yankees this afternoon.
Still, it says a lot about how well the team has played as of late that I find myself not nearly as worried as I normally would at the loss of the Yankees’ best pitcher. Heal up soon, CC!
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