Yankees LHP Sabathia (knee) returns to IL

The New York Yankees placed left-hander CC Sabathia back on the 10-day injured list on Saturday with knee inflammation.

He threw just 48 pitches Friday night against the Oakland Athletics before exiting with soreness. The ailment has plagued him all season and this marks his third trip to the IL.

Sabathia didn’t figure into the decision in Friday night’s 8-2 loss to the A’s.



The 39-year-old told reporters after the game he hoped to pitch again this season. He has said he will retire after the 2019 campaign.

“That’s the plan,” he said. “Hopefully I can just get enough rest where it’ll calm down, and I’m able to get back out there and throw 90 to 100 pitches.”

Sabathia (5-8, 4.93 ERA) has 251 career wins.

In a corresponding move, the Yankees recalled right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Loaisiga has appeared in six games (three starts) for New York, tallying a 1-1 record and a 5.12 ERA. He has struck out 19 batters in 19 1/3 innings.

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)

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