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Yanks' Sabathia feels good after first rehab outing

CC Sabathia, shown here from earlier this season, has been out since May 11.

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CC Sabathia, shown here from earlier this season, has been out since May 11.

TAMPA — Yankees LHP CC Sabathia tested his injured right knee Saturday, allowing two runs and three hits over 21/3 innings in his first rehabilitation game since going on the disabled list in May.

Sabathia walked one and struck out two for Class A Tampa against Dunedin in a Florida State League game. He threw 37 pitches.

"I felt really good," Sabathia, 33, said. "I didn't know what to expect. Obviously I want to be healthy and not have any problems, and got that accomplished."

Sabathia gave up an infield single and a two-run double that the center fielder just missed making a diving catch on.

"Definitely need to work on my secondary pitches," said Sabathia, whose fastball was consistently in the 87-89 mph range. "I couldn't be happier with the way I felt physically out there. It feels good to be back out there competing. Hopefully I can get back in the big leagues pretty quick."

The Yankees placed Sabathia on the 15-day DL on May 11 because of inflammation in his right knee. It was later determined that he has a degenerative cartilage problem.

Sabathia is 3-4 with a 5.28 ERA this season, with opponents hitting .301 off him. He is expected to need at least two rehab starts.

ASTROS: LHP Dallas Keuchel was scratched from his scheduled start because of left wrist inflammation. Keuchel said he hopes to make his next start.

ATHLETICS: RF Josh Reddick left in the fourth inning with a strained right knee and is considered day to day.

BLUE JAYS: RF Jose Bautista, out for the past week with a strained right hamstring, hopes to return to the lineup Tuesday.

DODGERS: SS Hanley Ramirez returned to the starting lineup after missing four games with right shoulder irritation.

METS: 3B David Wright, who was scratched Friday with left shoulder discomfort, was prescribed rest and anti-inflammatory medication but will not require surgery, espn.com reported.

RANGERS: LHP Derek Holland, sidelined since having microfracture knee surgery in January, completed a simulated game but isn't scheduled to be sent out for a rehab assignment.

RED SOX: Mookie Betts was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket after batting .345 with a .437 on-base percentage and a .520 slugging percentage across two levels. Betts, 21, rated the team's No. 7 prospect by Baseball America before the season, played primarily second base in the minors but is likely to play the outfield in Boston.

Yanks' Sabathia feels good after first rehab outing 06/28/14 [Last modified: Saturday, June 28, 2014 9:40pm]
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