Nope, not the down low…
Via MLB –
Yankees ace CC Sabathia is heading to the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 1 groin strain.
Manager Joe Girardi said Sabathia is expected to miss only two starts and should return to the rotation after the All-Star break. The club will announce a corresponding roster move Thursday, but right-hander Freddy Garcia will take Sabathia’s place in the rotation.
“I think you can tell by the way he’s moving around more than anything. He doesn’t like to come out,” Girardi said. “I’m sure we’ll be a little bit cautious when he comes back, and we’ll ask him. [The doctor said if] you give him the 10-15 days, that [injury is] going to heal and it should not be an issue.
“You could have tried maybe to have him not start this Friday and then having him start on Wednesday, but our thought it’s you’re risking him maybe missing seven or eight starts if he hurts it worse.”
Sabathia has started at least 33 games in each of his three seasons with the Yankees, and 2006 was the only season in which the big lefty made fewer than 30 starts.
Time for the Yankees to groin and bear it…