Sabathia left Sunday's game against the Cleveland Indians in the third inning after Joe Girardi and trainer Steve Donohue noticed discomfort in his delivery. It was later discovered that he had injured the same knee that was surgically repaired during the 2014 season.
“I'm guessing it's a DL off the bat just because he walked off the field without even throwing another pitch,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Sunday. “That just seems to imply that it's something serious. CC's tough and he's been pitching through a lot of stuff over the last number of years. So I'm just assuming we're looking at a disabled list instead of having him here for another start.”
Before the All-Star break, Sabathia had fluids drained from his knee. He also received a cortisone shot to subside discomfort last week.
Manager Joe Girardi said it is possible that Sabathia will miss the remainder of the season, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Sabathia entered Sunday with a 4–9 record and 5.27 ERA. He will make $23 million this year and is owed $25 million for each of the next two seasons.
Capuano is 0–4 with a 6.55 ERA in four starts for New York this season.
- Christopher Chavez