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Yankees' CC Sabathia involved in Toronto street fight before missed start

Yankees' CC Sabathia involved in Toronto street fight before missed start
New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia looks on before a game Monday against the Minnesota Twins. (Bill Kostroun / Associated Press)

New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia will start Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins one day after a video of the once dominant left-hander getting involved in an argument before a street brawl in Toronto.

On Friday, after the Yankees' 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays, Sabathia got into an argument outside a nightclub when a some hecklers got a little too personal with the 6-foot-7, 285-pounder.

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"I just flipped out, you know. I could have handled it better," Sabathia said before Monday's game, according to the Associated Press.

TMZ published a video of the incident in which Sabathia can be seen yelling and getting pushed into a cab by two men as a few others come to blows on the street.

"Made a bad decision. Sometimes these things happen," he said.

Sabathia (4-9) was scheduled to start against the Twins on Monday, but the Yankees and Sabathia both said the decision to push his start back a day had been decided before the incident came to light.

Bryan Mitchell (0-1), who made the start in place of Sabathia, was hit in the face by a line drive during the second inning and suffered a fractured nasal cavity.

Follow Matt Wilhalme on Twitter @mattwilhalme

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