Sep 25 9:55a
Sabathia (hamstring) was placed on the 60-day DL on Wednesday.
This is just a simple procedural move to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for Travis Hafner (shoulder), as Sabathia had already been ruled out for the rest of the season with a Grade 2 hamstring strain. It's been a season to forget for Sabathia, and his declining fastball velocity -- he's lost more than 2.5 mph on his fastball since 2011 -- doesn't bode well for his chances of returning to elite form in 2014. That said, he should once again open the year atop the Yankees' rotation.