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CC Sabathia to return from knee injury on Sunday

CC Sabathia

CC Sabathia has been on the injured list for roughly two weeks with a sore knee, but the left-hander has been given the go-ahead to return to the New York Yankees’ starting rotation.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced on Wednesday that Sabathia will start against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.

Sabathia had missed a few starts with the same knee inflammation issue he has dealt with dating back to last season. It’s possible he could experience discomfort for the remainder of the year and will have to manage it down the stretch. For now, the Yankees have had a big enough lead in the AL East that they don’t need to take any chances.

Sabathia has pitched decent at times this year and is 5-6 with a 4.78 ERA. With the Yankees having dealt with multiple injuries to their starting rotation, his role has been an important one.

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