Just as the Yankees had hoped, LHP CC Sabathia is slated to start on Thursday after missing his last one due to a right hip injury.
Sabathia hit the 10-day DL after suffering a right hip strain that forced an early exit in his last start against the Orioles. He was hit hard in that outing as he allowed three homers on 58 pitches before being pulled after the fourth inning.
An MRI revealed no structural damage to Sabathia's hip, and time off gave him much-needed rest to recover. The 37-year-old has dealt with injuries in the past, especially with his right knee that was saw an arthroscopic surgery for a cleanup back in 2016. With bone-on-bone arthritis in that knee, a replacement is likely to happen in the future.
Until then, Sabathia wears a knee brace while pitching, and he appears to be comfortable with it. He wore it all last season where he posted a 3.69 ERA and 1.27 WHIP over 27 starts. He also had a great postseason campaign with his most notable start coming in Game 5 of the ALDS with the Indians.
Sabathia will face the Blue Jays in his pinstripe return on Thursday.