NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Yankees placed CC Sabathia on the 10-day disabled list Friday, three days after he left a game early with a knee injury.
An MRI on the left-hander’s right knee came back clean this week, but he’ll be sidelined with what the team is calling knee inflammation.
The move is retroactive to Wednesday. Sabathia will be eligible to come off the DL on Aug. 19.
Sabathia was given an injection in his knee and is confident he will be able to pitch again soon, WFAN’s Sweeny Murti reported. The 37-year-old former Cy Yong winner was so frustrated after hurting his knee Tuesday night that he thought was done for the season and his career.
Sabathia is 9-5 this season with a 4.05 ERA.
The Yankees recalled left-hander Jordan Montgomery from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take Sabathia’s spot in the rotation. The rookie was in the rotation, but was sent down after the team acquired starters Sonny Gray and Jaime Garcia in trades last month.
Montgomery is 7-6 this season with a 4.05 ERA. He will start Sunday night against the Red Sox.
The Yankees also announced Friday that infielder Tyler Austin has been reinstated from the DL and optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He had been out since June 28 with a strained hamstring.