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Domingo German will 'piggyback' on CC Sabathia's return in Detroit

Yankees starter Domingo German delivers a pitch in

Yankees starter Domingo German delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Friday in Boston. Photo Credit: Getty Images/Adam Glanzman

BOSTON — CC Sabathia is expected to come off the injured list Wednesday in Detroit and is scheduled to start against the Tigers.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the pitcher slated to follow Sabathia already has been determined. “Domingo’s going to follow him,” Boone said.

That would be Domingo German, who is 17-4 with a 4.21 ERA this season. “Part of that is a way of controlling Domingo’s workload while keeping him on a regular [schedule],’’ Boone said. “Domingo’s a guy that you could see in the postseason starting a game, could see him pitching in relief in a certain situation. So he’ll piggyback with CC in Detroit.”

German, 26, has thrown a career-high 136 2/3 innings this season.

Garcia Tampa-bound

Boone said touted pitching prospect Deivi Garcia, who mostly struggled with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after his promotion to Triple-A in mid-July, is headed to Tampa to continue throwing. Boone did not rule out a call-up for the righthander at some point this month.

That would seem a long shot, given the 5.63 ERA Garcia put up in 11 games (six starts) with Scranton and the thought from many evaluators that he isn’t quite ready to get big-league hitters out.

Regardless, the season has been an overwhelming success for a 20-year-old who started the season with high Class A Tampa.

“We saw a very young, very talented pitcher kind of making that next step, that next level of adjustment, and I think he’s flashed a lot of good things even there in Triple-A that got us excited,” Boone said. “The season’s he’s had, he’s put himself in a very good position moving forward.”

Roster doings

The Yankees reinstated Gio Urshela from the 10-day IL, and Boone said the third baseman likely will be in the lineup Monday night. Utilityman Thairo Estrada also was activated from the IL. The club recalled catcher Kyle Higashioka, infielder Breyvic Valera and righty Ben Heller, who has been rehabbing from Tommy John surgery and hasn’t pitched in a big-league game since 2017.  

Red Sox, Dombrowski part

The Red Sox have parted ways with president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, the club announced after Sunday night’s 10-5 loss to the Yankees.

Under Dombrowski in 2016-18, the Sox captured three straight AL East titles for the first time in franchise history and won the World Series last season after a club-record 108 victories.


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