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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have put pitcher CC
Sabathia on the 10-day disabled list because of right knee inflammation.The
Yankees made a series of roster moves before hosting the New York Mets on Monday
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infielder Ronald Torreyes rejoined the Yankees and first baseman Luke Voit was
sent to the minors.Sabathia was put on the DL a day after pitching six shutout
innings of one-hit ball against Texas. The 38-year-old left-hander is 7-4 with a
3.32 ERA in 22 starts.Sabathia has been bothered by knee trouble for several
seasons. Boosted by a brace, he’s been able to pitch effectively despite the
problem.“We knew it was part of the program that there was going to be times
during the season that he would need a timeout,” Yankees general manager Brian
Cashman said. “So postgame yesterday, he shared with us that he would be best
served by skipping a start, so that’s what we’re going to do.”“We knew it was
part of managing his knee throughout this particular year. He’s a pro and he’s
made us aware and we appreciate that, and it gives us a chance to deviate and
allow him to resuscitate and that’s all we’re going to do,” he said.Kontos made
his big league debut with the Yankees in 2011. The 33-year-old righty was a
combined 2-3 with one save and a 4.68 ERA for Pittsburgh and Cleveland this
season.The 25-year-old Torreyes hit .323 in 24 games for the Yankees before
being sent to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Voit, acquired from St. Louis in a
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hit .188 with two RBIs in five games for New York.The Yankees also transferred
left-hander Jordan Montgomery (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list. BOSTON (AP) —
Alex Cora led Boston to a victory over the hated Yankees. Next up for the
first-year Red Sox manager: The team he left after winning a World Series as a
bench coach last season.“I’ve been talking about them the whole season, so now
we go,” he said after the Red Sox beat New York 4-3 in Game 4 of the AL Division
Series to earn the right to play the Houston Astros for the pennant. “Best of
seven. They know me. I know them. It should be fun.”An infielder who spent 14
years with six big league teams, Cora was in Houston for one year before the Red
Sox made him the first minority manager in franchise history — and one of its
youngest, too. His first season is already a success, with a franchise-record
108 victories, a third consecutive AL East title and the team’s first playoff
series win since 2013.Now he has to do it again — against his former boss, A.J.
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, whose Astros swept Cleveland in the ALDS. Games 1 and 2
are Saturday and Sunday before the series moves to Houston for three more, if
necessary.“I don’t know too much about them. Just they have a good team,” Cora
said coyly on Tuesday night. “What they did to the Indians, that was impressive.
It seems like they’re playing their best baseball of the season at the right
time.”And so are the Red Sox, thanks to Cora.In his first postseason series as a
manager, he seemed to make all the right decisions, like starting Brock Holt in
Game 3 and seeing him hit for the only postseason cycle in baseball history. And
then he put Holt back on the bench in Game 4 and watched Ian Kinsler come
through with a key RBI double.“We’re very fortunate to have a guy in A.C., who
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Barnes said. “You have a guy who won the World Series last year, so he knows
what it takes to win a World Series.“It seemed like every button he’s pushing is
the right one. I think he’s got a great feel for the game. He understands the
game. He does a great job of managing and communicating with everybody on what’s
going on, and I think it showed in this series, and it will be awesome moving
forward.”Hinch said he is happy for his former assistant, who was a sounding
board on strategy and preparation and took over when Hinch was ejected.“(I’m)
trying to remember some things that I told him that I wish I wouldn’t have,”
Hinch said Wednesday when the Astros worked out for the first time since
learning their next opponent.“The bench coach and the manager are really tight,”
Hinch said. “He was obviously right next to me every step of the way. As a bench
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, you’re kind of involved in everything (but) maybe master
of nothing when it comes to not being in charge.”Cora also served as a link to
the players, a role that has served him well in Boston. Red Sox players —
including a couple that were Cora’s teammates when he was with the team from
2005-08 — praised the relatability of their 42-year-old manager after five years
with the more traditional and distant John Farrell.The Astros saw it as well.“He
was a great coach and he meant a lot to me,” Houston shortstop Carlos Correa
said Wednesday. “Getting to spend a full season with him last year was pretty
special. I learned a lot of things from him. He’s a brilliant mind. He knows a
lot about the game.”Hinch and Cora have maintained a friendship through their
year apart, even exchanging text messages through the first round.That’s going
to stop.“He’s encouraged me. I’ve encouraged him,” Hinch said. “The banter, the
conversations will probably minimize a little bit over the next couple of
days.”
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