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Yankees Put Sabathia On DL; Sox Send Owens Down

NEW YORK — The Yankees are losing off the field, too.

Two days after his best outing this season, CC Sabathia was put on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a strained left groin.

"I think the last time he had this he was out about three weeks," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Sabathia's place in the rotation will be taken by Ivan Nova, who is to start Monday against Kansas City. Girardi said Nova, who was relegated to the bullpen at the start of the season, could throw up to about 75 pitches.

Nova didn't know about Sabathia's injury until told by reporters following a bullpen session.

"Now you surprise me," he...