Tuesday 8/8: Sabathia exited Tuesday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the third inning, giving way to Bryan Mitchell who tossed four scoreless frames. After the game, it was revealed that Sabathia had tweaked his surgically repaired right knee in the third. Joe Girardi said there’s concern, and that the lefty will head back to New York to undergo more tests.
Although it’s unclear if Sabathia will need a DL stint, the Yankees will likely be cautious; Sabathia said the knee has been healthy all year.
Sabathia was scheduled to pitch on Sunday against the Red Sox, but expect someone else to fill in. Since Mitchell is lined up for a potential start, he’s the obvious choice for Girardi. We’ll have updates as they become available.