NEW YORK (AP) -- James Paxton will start the New York Yankees AL Division Series opener against the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.

Masahiro Tanaka will be on the mound for Game 2 on Saturday, and Luis Severino will start Game 3 at Minnesota on Monday.

Manager Aaron Boone says 39-year-old CC left-hander CC Sabathia will not be included on the Division Series roster because of
issues with his pitching shoulder.

Sabathia, who is retiring after the postseason, made his first regular-season relief appearance
last week, had a cortisone shot and did not respond well enough.

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