Yankees place CC Sabathia (groin) on 15-day DL

The Yankees have placed lefthander CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain.
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The New York Yankees have placed lefthander CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain, the team announced Friday.

Sabathia felt the injury during the fourth inning of his start on Wednesday against the Orioles. An MRI revealed the strain after the game.

In a corresponding move, New York called up lefthanded relief pitcher Phil Coke from Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

In five starts this season, Sabathia has posted a 2–2 record with a 3.81 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings. In his start on Wednesday, Sabathia pitched seven scoreless innings, scattering six hits and recording six strikeouts.

Due to lingering knee problems, the 35-year-old started just 29 games for the Yankees in 2015, and went 6–10 with a 4.73 ERA.

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Sabathia is under contract with New York through at least 2016, with a vesting option for 2017.​