Sabathia exits opener in third inning with ab strain

Updated: April 3, 2006, 2:36 AM ET
Associated Press

C.C. Sabathia
AP Photo/Jeff RobersonSabathia suffered a strained right abdominal muscle on his follow-through.
CHICAGO -- Cleveland Indians starter C.C. Sabathia left Sunday night's game against the Chicago White Sox with a strained right abdominal muscle in the third inning.

Sabathia was injured on his follow-through as Tadahito Iguchi delivered an RBI single that increased Chicago's lead to 2-0. Indians manager Eric Wedge and a trainer came out to the mound, and, after a few warmup tosses, Sabathia left the game. He will be examined Monday in Chicago.

The left-hander began last season on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle before finishing with a 15-10 record and 4.03 ERA.

He will be re-examined Monday.

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