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CC Sabathia won't start until playoffs

Updated: September 23, 2011, 8:57 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- In an effort to have CC Sabathia lined up to start Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Sept. 30 at Yankee Stadium, he will not make another start in the regular season, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Instead, the plan is for Sabathia (19-8, 3.00 ERA) to throw a 45-pitch simulated game Sunday so he can stay on as regular rest as possible for the first game of the playoffs.

During the postseason, Sabathia said he would be fine with continually throwing ...

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