Yankees LHP CC Sabathia apologized Monday for his involvement in a scuffle outside a Toronto club early Saturday.
Sabathia had to be restrained when a fight broke out at the EFS Nightclub after New York's win over the Blue Jays on Friday night, celebrity news website tmz.com said.
It was unclear what started the fight, but hecklers were yelling, "Go Blue Jays."
Sabathia said getting involved was "a bad decision on my part. … I just flipped out. I could have handled it better."
Sabathia was with a cousin and some friends, who pushed him into a cab.
Sabathia was pushed back a day in the rotation and replaced by rookie RHP Bryan Mitchell, who was hit in the head by a line drive in the second inning and left the field with a towel over his bloody face. Mitchell was diagnosed with a small nasal fracture and will be monitored for concussion symptoms.
SUPPORT FOR FARRELL: Indians manager Terry Francona said he planned to accompany Red Sox manager John Farrell, a longtime friend, to his first chemotherapy treatment for lymphoma today.
BLUE JAYS: RHP Drew Hutchison, who has a 5.06 ERA in 24 starts, was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.
CARDINALS: Rookie OF Randal Grichuk went on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain.
DODGERS: Ron Roenicke, fired in May as Brewers manager after 4½ years, was hired to replace Lorenzo Bundy as third-base coach for the rest of the season.
RANGERS: LHP Derek Holland was set to return Wednesday after a four-month absence because of a torn muscle in his pitching shoulder.
RED SOX: A 13-year-old blind and autistic boy who sang the national anthem at Fenway Park received a loud and long ovation from players and fans. Christopher Duffley, of Manchester, N.H., was born prematurely and rendered blind due to retinopathy of prematurity.