Earlier this season New York Yankees ace CC Sabathia missed 18 games with a strained left groin. Sabathia will miss more time, as he was placed on the 15 day DL today with a sore elbow.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi was quick to downplay the news as he told reporters that there is a “low level of concern” over the injury.
Sabathia felt discomfort after his August 3 start against the Mariners, and then again in his August 8 start against the Tigers.
Sabathia skipped his regular bullpen session this week and threw on flat ground, and the Yankees decided to make the move.
Sabathia is 12-3 this season with a 3.56 ERA over 141.2 innings of work. No corresponding move was announced.
The Bronx Bombers currently hold a six-game advantage over second-place Baltimore in the American League East, and have struggled recently.
The team was rumored to be interested in several starting pitchers at the trading deadline, but were unable to make a deal.