Yankees place CC Sabathia on the 10-day IL

After he exited Friday’s start just three innings in, CC Sabathia has been placed on the 10-day IL with knee discomfort.

The southpaw mentioned postgame that he started feeling the injury when he was at-bat in Los Angeles on Saturday and then felt it ramp up again during the third inning against the A’s. He described the pain as at a 10 out of 10 again and had his knee drained.

In his place, the Yankees recalled right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga, who had pitched out of the bullpen in his brief demotion to Scranton.

The Yankees have just 26 games left in the regular season and thus Sabathia’s regular-season career. With his inability to stay on the mound, there are serious questions as to whether he can return in time to be a contributor this postseason, let alone before season’s close.

Sabathia has a 4.93 ERA this season with 100 1/3 innings over 20 starts. He’s allowed 27 home runs, one shy of his career-high set in 2013.

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  1. RetroRob

    With rosters expanding on Sunday, and thus the ability to add more pitcher arms, it’s probably best if they shut CC down for longer than 10 days, maybe until the third week in September, and then let him pitch a couple games to close the season out. See if his knee holds up and give him a chance to get his mechanics in order. Decide from there if he makes the postseason roster. I suspect there’s a spot for him, even if it’s out of the pen.

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