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Yankees roster moves: Aug. 13

Prior to Monday’s make-up game against the Mets at the Stadium, the Yankees announced a handful of roster moves.

CC Sabathia has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with right knee inflammation; Luke Voit was optioned to Scranton; Ronald Torreyes and George Kontos will join the big league club; and Jordan Montgomery was transferred to the 60-day DL.

The most alarming news has to be Sabathia, who appears to be having some trouble with his surgically repaired right knee again. We don’t yet know the severity, but CC has had flare-ups in the past which required rest and DL-stints, so hopefully he’ll need just the 10 days before he’s eligible to be reinstated on Aug. 24 in Baltimore.

Torreyes has raked in Scranton this season, hitting .323 in 24 games. With Giancarlo Stanton nursing a hamstring injury and playing primarily as a DH going forward, the Yankees are opting to go with Neil Walker in RF. Torreyes provides versatility, and can bounce around the diamond unlike Voit who was basically anchored at first base.

Kontos, 33, who actually made his MLB debut with the Yankees back in 2011, will likely just be a placeholder as depth in the bullpen.

Sonny Gray, Chance Adams or Luis Cessa would all be options to slot in to Sabathia’s spot in the rotation.

Stay tuned as more information becomes available.

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