CC Sabathia has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of right knee inflammation that could end his season.
New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said Monday there is no timetable for the big left-hander’s return, and he kept open the possibility that the 35-year-old Sabathia might not pitch again this year.
Sabathia (4-9 with a 5.27 earned-run average) came out of his start Sunday after just 2 2-3 innings. The plan is to have Sabathia stay behind when the team goes on its upcoming six-game road trip. The rest of the rehabilitation will depend on how he responds to rest and treatment.
He has been hampered by the knee the past few seasons. He had surgery last year and was limited to only eight starts.
The Yankees will be getting right-hander Michael Pineda back Wednesday after a stint on the DL because of a forearm strain.
Ron Washington, the former Texas Rangers manager, has been hired as the Oakland Athletics third base coach after the club dismissed Mike Gallego on Monday. The 63-year-old Washington spent 11 seasons as an A’s coach before becoming manager of the Rangers in 2007 and leading Texas to a pair of American League pennants in 2010 and 2011. Washington rejoined Oakland as a coach in May to work with infielders, but couldn’t be in the dugout for games. ... The Chicago Cubs placed outfielder Jorge Soler and right-handed reliever Jason Motte on the 15-day disabled list. The Cubs recalled infielder Tommy La Stella and left-hander Zac Rosscup. Soler, batting .265 with seven homers and 42 runs batted in, has a left oblique strain and could miss up to a month. Motte, 8-1 with a 3.91 ERA and six saves, has a right shoulder strain and won’t throw for seven to 10 days. ... The Orioles placed shortstop J.J. Hardy on the disabled list and designated outfielder Nolan Reimold for assignment. Baltimore also reinstated utility man Steve Pearce from the disabled list and recalled right-hander Jorge Rondon from triple-A Norfolk to bolster its taxed bullpen. Hardy has been dealing with a injured groin. ... The Colorado Rockies have reinstated right-hander Chad Bettis (right elbow inflammation) from the disabled list and optioned right-hander David Hale to triple-A Albuquerque. ... Veteran outfielder Drew Stubbs has signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers and been assigned to triple-A Round Rock. Stubbs played 51 games this season with Colorado before being designated for assignment Aug. 12, and unconditionally released Saturday.