C.C. Sabathia Back on Disabled List with Elbow Soreness

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia winds up in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves during their baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, June 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

C.C. Sabathia is headed back to the disabled list.

The New York Yankees ace has reportedly been suffering from some soreness in his left elbow since his start on Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers.

The news of Sabathia’s injury was first reported by the New York Daily News before Saturday’s ballgame against the Blue Jays. The report also stated that Sabathia was seen wearing an ice pack on his elbow on Saturday.

“He’s okay,” manager Joe Girardi told the paper before the game. “It’s just preventive stuff that all our guys do.”

Girardi said after the game that Sabathia was headed to the DL with elbow inflammation.

Yankees Daily News beat reporter Mark Feinsand tweeted out that the team isn’t overly concerned about Sabathia’s latest injury. “It’s pretty low level,” Girardi said.

It’s unclear who will replace Sabathia in Monday’s game against the Texas Rangers.

The big lefty pitched into the seventh inning last Wednesday, striking out seven and giving up eight hits. He was charged with three earned runs.

Sabathia spent three weeks away from the team after suffering a groin injury. He’s pitched in five games since returning from the disabled list, going 3-0 while striking out 35 batters.

The Yankees ace is 12-3 through 20 starts this season, pitching to a 3.56 ERA.