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CC Sabathia To DL, Yankees Call Up George Kontos

Call Up Torreyes, Send Down Voit

August 13, 2018 - 4:57 pm

CC Sabathia is being placed on the 10-day disabled list with right knee inflammation. The Yankees are calling up reliever George Kontos, who will be available out of the bullpen Monday night. They have also recalled infielder Ronald Torreyes and optioned infielder Luke Voit to triple-A. 

The Yankees also transferred LHP Jordan Montgomery to the 60-day DL. 

Sabathia is coming off a very strong start against the Rangers, where he tossed six shutout innings. He has battled right knee problems before, having surgery in the past. 

Kontos has pitched 4 1/3 innings in triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, giving up just one run. He has pitched 25 innings total for the Pirates and Indians earlier this season and has a 4.68 ERA. 

Torreyes has hit well when he has got the chance this season with the Yankees, hitting .323 in 65 at bats with six RBI. He was hitting just .247 in triple-A in 97 at bats with eight RBI. 

Voit had just 16 at bats here since being traded from the Cardinals. He had just three hits in those 16 at bats and two RBI.