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CC Sabathia comes off DL to start for Yanks

CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees

CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees pitches in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Credit: Jim McIsaac

The Yankees announced that CC Sabathia will be reinstated from the 15-day disabled list prior to Wednesday night's series finale against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium.

Sabathia will start the game.

Sabathia was placed on the DL late last month because of his troublesome right knee. The official diagnosis -- after visiting with Dr. Answorth Allen at Hospital for Special Surgery -- was inflammation.

"Just arthritic, a bad knee like we knew," Sabathia said last month. "So getting this rest I think would help."

Sabathia, who missed most of last season following arthroscopic surgery on the knee, is 4-9 with a 5.27 ERA this season.

The Yankees are already without starter Nathan Eovaldi, who leads the team with 14 wins. General manager Brian Cashman said on Tuesday that Eovaldi, diagnosed with right elbow inflammation on Monday, may be done for the rest of the regular season and is questionable for the playoffs.

But having Sabathia return backs up what Cashman said on Tuesday, that the Yankees still intend to insert a sixth starter in the rotation to give the other starters some extra rest. Cashman said that reliever Adam Warren, a starter earlier in the season, likely will be tabbed to return to the rotation. Sabathia and Warren would join Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Ivan Nova and rookie Luis Severino.

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