Yankees' Sabathia nearly gets into brawl outside Toronto nightclub

Baseball Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia nearly got into a brawl when hecklers gave him a hard time outsid

e a Toronto nightclub over the weekend.In a video obtained by TMZ , Sabathia is seen yelling at the hecklers and being restrained by people trying to keep the peace before police were called to the scene. It's been a tough year for the former All-Star, but luckily for him, cooler heads prevailed. Even though nothing happened, Sabathia still apologized for the distraction Monday. "Just a bad decision on my part," Sabathia told reporters, via CBS Sports . "Probably should have just kept quiet and got in the cab. I'm just glad I ended up getting in the cab before everything that went down."Sabathia said he couldn't recall whether the heckling included any racial remarks. Related News Best left-handed pitchers in baseball history "That's why I said I could have handled it a little better," he said, "but obviously I had my cousin and my friends there with me. He helped me out a lot."The Yankees pulled Sabathia from his scheduled start Monday against the Twins  in favor of rookie Bryan Mitchell . Sabathia will start Tuesday instead. Manager Joe Girardi called the change a pre-planned move to give the 35-year-old and other pitchers extra rest as the Yankees switch to a six-man rotation. It had "nothing" to do with the incident, Girardi said.Girardi declined to comment on whether Sabathia will face any punishment from the team.

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