TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — CC Sabathia gave up two runs and four hits over two innings in his first spring training start, a New York Yankees’ 4-2 loss Tuesday night to the Toronto Blue Jays.
The 34-year-old lefty was hobbled by a degenerative cartilage problem in his right knee last season and was done after having surgery in July.
After Sabathia had a perfect first inning, Dioner Navarro opened the second with a single just to the left of Alex Rodriguez that many third basemen would have fielded.
Rodriguez, who turns 40 in July, is returning from a one-year drug suspension and is mostly competing for time at DH.
Dayan Viciedo and Devon Travis had two-out run-scoring hits in the second off Sabathia.
Toronto’s Drew Hutchison allowed two runs and four hits, including Mark Teixeira’s solo homer, in four innings.
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