CC Sabathia leaves game with right hip soreness

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Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia departed Friday’s start against the Orioles after experiencing some soreness in his right hip, per a report from the team. The full extent of his injury is not yet known, though he’s scheduled to undergo an MRI later this evening.

This was Sabathia’s second start of the 2018 season. He pitched through four innings and finished his evening with three strikeouts and three home runs. Manny Machado went deep in the first inning and returned in the third for another solo shot, while Chris Davis picked up another one-out homer in the fourth. Sabathia hung on to get the last two outs — back-to-back strikeouts versus Tim Beckham and Anthony Santander — before making his exit between innings.

The 37-year-old southpaw missed 30 days on the disabled list last year after sustaining a left hamstring strain and right knee inflammation. He went 14-5 in 27 starts with the club and finished the year with a 3.69 ERA, 3.0 BB/9 and 7.3 SO/9 in 148 2/3 innings.

The Yankees currently trail the Orioles 3-2 in the top of the seventh.

RHP Fairbanks, Rays agree to 3-year, $12 million contract

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Reliever Pete Fairbanks and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided arbitration when they agreed Friday to a three-year, $12 million contract that could be worth up to $24.6 million over four seasons.

The deal includes salaries of $3,666,666 this year and $3,666,667 in each of the next two seasons. The Rays have a $7 million option for 2026 with a $1 million buyout.

His 2024 and 2025 salaries could increase by $300,000 each based on games finished in the previous season: $150,000 each for 35 and 40.

Tampa Bay’s option price could increase by up to $6 million, including $4 million for appearances: $1 million each for 60 and 70 in 2025; $500,000 for 125 from 2023-25 and $1 million each for 135, 150 and 165 from 2023-25. The option price could increase by $2 million for games finished in 2025: $500,000 each for 25, 30, 35 and 40.

Fairbanks also has a $500,000 award bonus for winning the Hoffman/Rivera reliever of the year award and $200,000 for finishing second or third.

The 29-year-old right-hander is 11-10 with a 2.98 ERA and 15 saves in 111 appearances, with all but two of the outings coming out of the bullpen since being acquired by the Rays from the Texas Rangers in July 2019.

Fairbanks was 0-0 with a 1.13 ERA in 24 appearances last year after beginning the season on the 60-day injured list with a right lat strain.

Fairbanks made his 2022 debut on July 17 and tied for the team lead with eight saves despite being sidelined more than three months. In addition, he is 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA in 12 career postseason appearances, all with Tampa Bay.

He had asked for a raise from $714,400 to $1.9 million when proposed arbitration salaries were exchanged Jan. 13, and the Rays had offered for $1.5 million.

Fairbanks’ agreement was announced two days after left-hander Jeffrey Springs agreed to a $31 million, four-year contract with Tampa Bay that could be worth $65.75 million over five seasons.

Tampa Bay remains scheduled for hearings with right-handers Jason Adam and Ryan Thompson, left-hander Colin Poche, third baseman Yandy Diaz and outfielder Harold Ramirez.