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 night. Reliever George Kontos was promoted from Triple-A Edwin Encarnacion Jersey
, 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 trade last month, 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. TORONTO — The Tampa Bay Rays have had their way with the Toronto Blue Jays this season.They defeated the Blue Jays 7-1 Monday in the opener of a three-game series at the Rogers Centre and lead the season series 8-2.The Rays (74-63) will try to keep that mastery going Tuesday in the second game of the series when they will start right-hander Ryne Stanek (2-3 Andrew Miller Jersey
, 2.72 ERA) while the Blue Jays (62-75) will start left-hander Ryan Borucki (3-3, 4.52).Article continues below ...Stanek will be starting for the second game in a row and for the 23rd time this season. Tuesday will be the 42nd time this season that the Rays will use a reliever to start a game, or what has become known as an opener. Then manager Kevin Cash will bring in a pitcher who can go a bit longer. Or, as in the case Monday, much longer.After Stanek pitched a perfect first inning Monday, Yonny Chirinos took over and allowed one run in seven innings to earn the win.“When he’s going good that’s kind of what we’ve seen, very, very efficient,” Cash said of Chirinos.It was the right-hander’s sixth consecutive relief appearance of five or more innings Tyler Naquin Jersey
, which is tied for second in major league history.Chirinos gave up two walks and an RBI single in his first inning, requiring 25 pitches, then he settled down and used only 47 pitches for his final six innings.Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman allowed six hits and four runs in 1 2/3 innings Monday. It was his first start since Aug. 17 because he had been on the disabled list with a blister on his right middle finger. It was still bothering him Monday.“It’s clearly affecting him and bothering him,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.Borucki has never faced the Rays. He is coming off a 4 2/3 innings no-decision start against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday when he allowed five hits and five runs in a 10-5 loss.The Blue Jays have won only twice in their past eight games, while the Rays have won 12 of their past 14 games. They are now 11 games over .500 for the first time since finishing the 2013 season at 92-71.“It’s been fun,” Cash said.Meanwhile, the Blue Jays are batting only .175 against the Rays this season, their lowest against any team.Both teams have taken advantage of the expanded rosters for the final month of the season.The Rays selected catcher Nick Ciuffo, their No. 25-ranked prospect http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-cody-allen-jersey
, from Triple-A Durham and he made his major league debut Monday night’s game and went 0-for-4 with a run scored.Rays catcher Adam Moore was placed on the restricted list due to improper documentation for his passport, making room for Ciuffo on the 40-man roster.The Rays also will recall right-hander Jake Faria on Tuesday.Outfielder Mallex Smith (viral infection) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Monday and was 1-for-5 with an RBI. He also used his speed in right field to cut off a potential extra-base hit by Billy McKinney and keep it to a single in the sixth inning. That proved valuable when the next batter, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., grounded into a double play.The Blue Jays have already called up relievers Mark Leiter Jr., Jose Fernandez and Taylor Guerrieri — all of whom pitched Monday — as well as Sean Reid-Foley, who struck out 10 in earning his first major league win Sunday in Miami.“I thought they all did very well,” Gibbons said.There will be more players called up this week.“There’ll be a few,” Gibbons said. “Some of them will come (Tuesday).”The Triple-A Buffalo Bisons’ season ended Monday and they missed the playoffs. That could mean that outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. and infielder Richard Urena will be called up soon.