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CC Sabathia to DL with groin strain

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia reacts

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia reacts after giving up a double to Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann in the first inning. (June 12, 2012) Credit: AP

CC Sabathia has been placed on the disabled list with a grade 1 groin strain according to the Yankees official Twitter feed.

Sabathia is expected to miss two starts, but should be ready to return after the All Star break.

Sabathia felt a pain in his groin during the fourth inning of his last start against the Mets on Sunday night. He reported the issue after feeling discomfort during a bullpen session on Tuesday, reported the Yankees blog, bombersbeat.com

Freddy Garcia, who is 1-2 with a 6.91 will take his spot in the rotation. Garcia will make the start Friday against his former team, the White Sox.

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