CC Sabathia Placed on Disabled List, Expected to Miss Two Starts With Groin Strain

CC Sabathia Placed on Disabled List, Expected to Miss Two Starts With Groin StrainInjuries might be the only thing able to slow down the Yankees.

The hottest team in baseball suffered a tough blow on Wednesday with the news that ace CC Sabathia is being placed on the disabled list with a Grade 1 strain of the adductor muscle near his left leg — his groin.

"He doesn't want to go on [the DL], but he understands it's the best thing to do," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "Missing two starts is better than seven or eight."

Sabathia is 9-3 on the year with a 3.45 ERA for the Yankees, who are 18-5 in June. They currently lead the American League East by four games but could see that lead dwindle with Sabathia on the shelf.