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CC Sabathia is back, and Yankees could use him to play stopper

The scheduled return of CC Sabathia to the rotation to start Saturday against the White Sox put a spotlight on just how banged up the Yankees have been during the first month of the season. The 38-year-old lefty is due to be activated from the injured list after rehabbing from offseason knee surgery and a December heart scare, while many of his teammates have since gotten hurt or seen their recoveries stalled by setbacks. “We’ve had a bunch of injuries that you can’t control,’’ Sabathia said Friday, before the Yankees lost their fourth straight, a 9-6, rain-shortened defeat to the White Sox in The Bronx. “All you can do is to try to weather the storm ’til we get all our players back.” That might take a while, with 12 ...
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