MLB notebook: Yankees shut down Sabathia

| Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, 10:30 p.m.

CC Sabathia will not pitch again for the Yankees this season because of a strained left hamstring.

The Yankees said Monday that Sabathia was hurt Friday in his last start, when they beat the Giants. They said the left-hander has a Grade 2 strain and would need approximately eight weeks to recover.

The Yankees are four games out of a wild-card spot entering the final week of the season.

Sabathia will finish with a 14-13 record and 4.78 ERA in 32 starts.

Orioles' Machado hurt

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was taken off the field on a stretcher after injuring his left leg running out an infield single.

Machado's leg buckled when he reached the first-base bag in the seventh inning of Monday's game at Tampa Bay.

Machado was in obvious pain while being treated on the infield dirt near first by team trainers and stadium medical officials.

Baltimore manager Buck Showalter patted Machado several times near the shoulder before the stretcher was moved from the playing field.

Twins shut down Mauer

The Twins are shutting down All-Star catcher Joe Mauer for the rest of the season while he recovers from a concussion.

General manager Terry Ryan and Mauer both said that the former AL MVP is making progress. But they don't want to take any unnecessary risks with the Twins far out of contention in the AL Central.

Mauer hasn't played since Aug. 19. He was injured while catching when he took a foul tip off of his mask.

Mets' Harvey to Fall League?

Matt Harvey could be headed to the Arizona Fall League, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told ESPN New York.

Harvey has decided to rehab a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will attempt a throwing program over the next six to eight weeks in a bid to avoid undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Alderson indicated the AFL would be a potential place to face actual batters next month, which would allow Harvey to test whether surgery will be required.

The AFL generally is reserved for minor league prospects. An AFL official was not immediately available to discuss whether a rehab assignment during fall baseball was permissible.

Rays reinstate reliever Crain

The Rays reinstated reliever Jesse Crain from the 60-day disabled list.

Tampa Bay acquired Crain from the White Sox on July 29. The right-hander had gone 2-3 with a 1.15 ERA in 38 appearances before being placed on the DL on July 3 because of a right shoulder strain.

The Rays designated right-hander J.D. Martin for assignment before Monday's game against Baltimore.

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