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[August 14, 2018]
The New York Yankees placed
left-hander CC Sabathia on the 10-day disabled list with right knee
inflammation, the team announced Monday.
Sabathia did not appear injured Sunday, as he allowed no runs and
just one hit in six innings against the Texas Rangers to earn his
first win since July 4 after a loss and four no-decisions. It was
his first scoreless outing since June 12, when he went 5 2/3
The 38-year-old is 7-4 with a 3.32 ERA in 22 starts this season,
striking out 106 batters and walking 41 in 119 1/3 innings. He
hasn't posted an ERA below 3.69 in a season since 2012, which also
marked Sabathia's most recent of six All-Star nods.
The Yankees selected the contract of right-hander George Kontos from
Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and also transferred lefty Jordan
Montgomery (elbow) to the 60-day DL, recalled infielder Ronald
Torreyes from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and optioned infielder Luke Voit
--The Los Angeles Angels might have to wait a bit longer for the
return of Mike Trout, but two-way star Shohei Ohtani could be
nearing a return to the mound, according to multiple reports.
Trout, on the 10-day disabled list since Friday because of
inflammation in his right wrist, might be out longer because he's
attending to a personal family matter. Scheduled to come off the DL
on Thursday, he may not return in time for the opener of a four-game
series against the Texas Rangers that day, according to MLB.com.
However, the Angels might see Ohtani on the mound before the end of
the season after he threw a 33-pitch bullpen session Monday at about
70 percent, according to Orange County Register baseball writer Jeff
Fletcher. Ohtani, who hasn't pitched since June 6 after suffering a
sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right (throwing) elbow,
tossed a light bullpen session of 23 pitches on Saturday, throwing
19 fastballs, two sliders and two curveballs.
--Kenley Jansen is moving forward in his plans to pitch for the Los
Angeles Dodgers again this season, but he said he might need a
second heart surgery in the offseason.
The right-handed closer went on the disabled list last week after he
was briefly hospitalized in Denver due to an irregular heartbeat. He
is likely out until September, but he announced Monday in Los
Angeles that he plans to throw a bullpen session this week.
In 2012, Jansen underwent a catheter ablation to address atrial
fibrillation. When the issue arose again Thursday in Colorado, he
sought medical attention, then was sent home to Southern California,
where he was examined by several cardiologists he had seen
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Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches in the first inning against
the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
--Cleveland Indians center fielder Leonys Martin is recovering from
a life-threatening bacterial infection that ravaged internal organs
throughout his bloodstream, president of baseball operations Chris
Antonetti told reporters.
Martin remains hospitalized in the Cleveland Clinic. He became ill
after a game on Aug. 7.
Martin, 30, was taken to the hospital on Wednesday as his condition
quickly worsened. Later in the week, his health disintegrated even
further, prompting Indians manager Terry Francona to ask for
--Wil Myers was taken off the 10-day disabled by the San Diego
Padres and received a new starting position: third base.
Myers, who is returning from a bruised left foot, was set to make
his first major league start at the position when the Padres host
the Los Angeles Angels.
Most recently a first baseman, Myers has played one inning at third
base in the majors, that occurring in 2016. He is hitting .273 with
nine home runs and 30 RBIs in 44 games this season.
--The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated right-hander Erik Goeddel from
the 10-day disabled list and optioned switch-handed pitcher Pat
Venditte to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Goeddel, 29, is 3-0 with a 3.06 ERA in 30 relief appearances with
the Dodgers and Seattle Mariners this season. He was placed on the
disabled list after his most recent outing Aug. 2 because of
inflammation in his right lat muscle.
Venditte, 33, allowed four runs in 4 1/3 innings for a 8.31 ERA. He
walked one and struck out four.
--Field Level Media
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