No knee dam­age for Yank Sa­bathia

But left-han­der’s sta­tus for his next start is un­cer­tain.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - Wire ser­vices

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.

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