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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.

Marcus Stroman: Blue Jays are “f– terrible”

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Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman strugged in Sunday afternoon’s start against the Red Sox, yielding four runs (three earned) over five innings. He fell to 2-7 with a 5.86 ERA. The Jays dropped three of four games to the Sox in the series and now sit with a 43-52 record heading into the All-Star break.

Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun reports that while Stroman was initially cool, calm, and collected when speaking to the media after the game, he eventually snapped. Stroman was asked by a reporter about breaking into professional baseball with short-season Single-A Vancouver in 2012. Stroman yelled at the reporter, noting that his team had just lost to the Red Sox, and called his team “f– terrible.” Keegan Matheson’s account of the situation lines up with Buffery’s as well.

Prior to the outburst, Stroman had just praised his teammates, saying, “My team picks me up a ton. They pick me up all year. I should be able to pitch better in times like that when my team doesn’t have my back. Because they’ve had my back a ton of times. So, love my guys on my team and like I said, I would go to war with them any day.”

Stroman will have off until Friday, so hopefully the time off helps him clear his mind. It has understandably been a frustrating season in Toronto.