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Yankees place CC Sabathia on 10-day disabled list

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The Yankees have placed left-hander CC Sabathia on the 10-day disabled list with a right hip strain, per an announcement on Saturday. Sabathia was removed from Friday’s start after complaining of right hip soreness and is expected to miss one turn in the rotation before rejoining the team, presumably during their road trip in Boston next week.

The move is thought to be a precautionary one, especially given Sabathia’s history of knee and hip issues. The 37-year-old lefty has pitched just twice during the 2018 season so far, issuing a cumulative five runs, two walks and seven strikeouts in two losses to the Blue Jays and Orioles. He was pulled after the fourth inning of Friday’s 7-3 loss to Baltimore.

Sabathia wasn’t the only one forced to leave yesterday’s game with health concerns. Third baseman Brandon Drury was lifted in the sixth inning after experiencing migraine symptoms and blurred vision, both of which he said he’s been dealing with for years. He was also placed on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday and is scheduled to undergo rigorous tests on Monday to assess the severity of the issue.

In a corresponding move, the Yankees recalled right-handers Luis Cessa and Domingo German from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Infielder/outfielder Jace Peterson has also been brought over from Triple-A after signing a major-league contract with the team.

The Mariners turned an odd triple play with the help of Evan Gattis

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Astros DH Evan Gattis unwittingly helped the Mariners complete a triple play in the fourth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game at Safeco Field. The Astros put runners on first and second on consecutive singles by Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, bringing Gattis to the plate.

Gattis check-swung at a first-pitch curve from Marco Gonzales, hitting a grounder to third base. Kyle Seager stepped on the third base bag and then threw to second base for the second out. There was not nearly enough time for Robinson Cano to get the throw to first base to complete a triple play. Gattis ostensibly lost track of the number of outs in the inning, so he just circled back to the dugout and the Mariners completed their triple play since Gattis went out of the baseline.

That’s the first triple play of the 2018 season. It’s the Mariners’ first triple play since July 26, 2015 against the Blue Jays.