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.