No knee damage for Yank Sabathia
But left-hander’s status for his next start is uncertain.
A scan showed no new damage to CC Sabathia’s arthritic right knee, but the status of the New York Yankees left-hander for Sunday night’s start against Boston remains unclear.
Forced from Tuesday’s loss to Toronto after three innings, Sabathia had an MRI Wednesday. Manager Joe Girardi says he will wait until returning home Friday before making a decision on Sabathia’s next turn.
“When you have a guy that has a banged-up knee, you worry that there’s more damage,” Girardi said.
Sabathia has worn his current knee brace since the second half of 2015. Eligible for free agency at the end of the World Series, the 17-year veteran is 9-5 with a 4.05 ERA in 19 starts.
Girardi said rookie lefthander Jordan Montgomery is “probably the leading choice” to return from TripleA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre if Sabathia is unavailable to face the Red Sox. Montgomery is 7-6 with a 4.05 ERA in 21 starts.
Yankees lefty CC Sabathia is 9-5 with a 4.05 ERA.