The New York Yankees have left CC Sabathia off their roster for the American Divisional Series, manager Aaron Boone announced Thursday.
Boone also announced that James Paxton will start Game 1 of the series against the Minnesota Twins and will be followed by Masahiro Tanaka and Luis Severino in accordance with Games 2 and 3.
"I talked to my teammates, asking them what it was like post-season pitching, "Paxton said.
Paxton (15-6, 3.82 ERA) won his top 10 career starts before leaving his final start of the regular season after one inning Friday because of strenuous gluteal muscle in his left buttock. that trauma is not a problem.
30-year-old Paxton struggled in the first inning of this season, allowing 12 of his 23 home runs. However, he has given up only six homers in his last 11 starts.
"I threw some more pitches into the bull calf [during the] for the second half of the season so I could somehow tear the first few hitters out of the way into the bull calf," Paxton said. "Just to try and sharpen myself, and it seemed like
Boone said that Sabathia would not be included in the Division Series roster because of problems with his spicy shoulder. Sabathia shot a cortisone shot and did not respond well enough after throwing in simulation game Tuesday.
"Honestly, [he] quit The ball is pretty good, but it's just not quite where he needs to be – to be in the role, we're going to ask him to be where he potentially stands, and then maybe have to get up later in the game, "
The full Yankees ALDS roster will be announced on Friday, Boone said. He predicts that Edwin Encarnation will be on the list. Encarnacion, who has not played since Sept. 12 due to strained left scythe, is in a couple of simulation games this week.
Thursday's decision means that Sabatia, who serves as baseball analyst for ESPN, will miss at least the first round of the playoffs in his final season as a major legionary.
The Yankees put the 39-year-old left-hander in a steer for the final week of the season, and Sabatia made his first regular season of relief in September. 24. The second scheduled exit was interrupted.
Sabatia received four places in the list of wounded due to a chronically injured right knee.
Left-handed J.A. Happ (12-8, 4.91) will start the series in a steer, but it may be an option to start game 4.
"We will try to prepare him for many different roles, but he will certainly play some form or form. in the first two games, "Boone said.
The associate press contributed to this report.