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CC on DL

August, 11, 2012

Aug 11

4:40

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By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

CC Sabathia is the latest Yankees pitcher to go on the disabled list.

The big man is down for at least 15 days with what Joe Girardi called "elbow stiffness,'' which the manager said has lingered since first emerging after Sabathia's complete game against Seattle on Aug. 3.

Sabathia had an MRI, which came back clean, but the stiffness recurred after his last start, in Detroit on Tuesday, when he left the game after 6 1/3 innings. Girardi termed his level of concern "low'' since, he said, the pain hasn't worsened, and yet its persistence prompted the Yankees to DL their ace after Saturday's 5-2 win over the Blue Jays. More details to come in a full story on the website shortly.

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I hope the Orioles can close some ground while he is out. Would be nice to be three games or less when he makes his return. Put some pressure on the Skanks.

We really dont want the wildcard. The pennant is def worth going for.

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