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CC Sabathia lands on injured list with knee inflammation

CC Sabathia

The New York Yankees have dealt with a number of injuries to their starting rotation this season, and CC Sabathia is the latest to wind up on the shelf.

On Sunday, the Yankees announced that Sabathia has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to inflammation in his right knee.

This has been a lingering issue for Sabathia. The 39-year-old has been placed on the IL with knee inflammation several times dating back to last season, so it’s something that probably always bothers him and needs rest from time to time.

Sabathia has pitched decent at times this year and is 5-6 with a 4.78 ERA. Luis Severino has yet to pitch this season because of an arm injury, and that is part of the reason the Yankees are interested in upgrading their starting rotation prior to the July 31 trade deadline. Sabathia’s lingering knee issues have probably contributed to that reported interest as well.

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