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Yankees place CC Sabathia on 10-day disabled list

LHP Jordan Montgomery recalled & INF Tyler Austin reinstated from 10-day D.L.

The Yankees announced prior to Friday's game against the Red Sox that veteran left-handed starter CC Sabathia has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with right knee inflammation, retroactive to August 9.

Lefty starter Jordan Montgomery was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move, after being optioned to the RailRiders less than a week ago.

Additionally, infielder Tyler Austin returned from a rehab stint and was reinstated off of the 10-day disabled list, and was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Sabathia exited his latest outing on August 8 after three innings due to discomfort in his surgically repaired right knee, however the subsequent MRI came back showing no signs of new damage for Sabathia. He was previously placed on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain in mid-June.

In 19 starts this season, the 37-year-old veteran has gone 9-5 with a 4.05 ERA to go with 80 strikeouts and 38 walks issued. Sabathia has tossed seven outings of at least six innings and two earned runs or fewer, but recently voiced his "frustration" with his latest injury setback, saying it came "out of nowhere."

Montgomery, 24, has been a major bright spot for the Yankees pitching staff this season, coming seemingly out of nowhere to seize the fifth rotation spot out of spring training. In 21 starts, Monty has posted a 7-6 record with an identical 4.05 ERA as his teammate Sabathia, while leading all rookie pitchers with 111 strikeouts.

Austin, 25, has appeared in four games this season after dealing with several injury setbacks in 2017, beginning in spring training when he fouled a ball off of his foot and suffered a broken bone, which kept him away from the Majors until the end of June. Austin returns from his rehab stint as he recovers from a hamstring strain, and will look to get his rhythm back against Triple-A competition.

The Yankees open up a three-game set against the Boston Red Sox Friday night at Yankee Stadium.