After last night’s start, CC Sabathia complained about pain in his knee and an MRI revealed that he had fluid that needed to be drained. The Yankees placed the left-hander on the 15-day DL, and Joe Girardi believes he’ll only need the minimum 15 days to recover. In his place, the Yankees will put right-hander Alfredo Aceves into the rotation and recall Matt Daley to the MLB bullpen.
In other news, Joe Girardi believes that Michael Pineda will need more time than the original four week timetable to recover from his teres major strain. This means the Yankees will have David Phelps, Vidal Nuno, and Alfredo Aceves in the rotation for the foreseeable future. The Yankees previously lost Ivan Nova for the season only a few weeks ago, and the rotation has gone from a strength to a weakness rather quickly.