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CC Sabathia throws bullpen session, set to return Friday

Aug 22, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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CC Sabathia had no problems with his sore elbow during a bullpen session yesterday and afterward declared himself ready to come off the disabled list when eligible Friday.

Joe Girardi stopped short of making the same proclamation, saying only “it’s possible” when asked about Sabathia feeling ready to return Friday versus the Indians.

Assuming he does start Sabathia will probably be on a limited (for him, at least) pitch count, as he made just 38 throws in the bullpen and would be returning without a minor-league rehab assignment of any kind.

For now the Yankees are listing “TBA” as Friday’s scheduled starter, so that’s a pretty good sign it’ll be Sabathia and Girardi is just waiting to make sure the big left-hander feels good today and tomorrow.

  1. uyf1950 - Aug 22, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Couldn’t come soon enough based on Nova’s last few outings and Freddy’s most recent outing. Welcome back, CC.

    • number42is1 - Aug 22, 2012 at 10:45 AM

      I’m more concerned about Nova than Freddy. but yea…. we need him big time. although it may not matter if we continue to leave men on base like we have been all season

      • uyf1950 - Aug 22, 2012 at 10:51 AM

        The good thing is when CC returns the starting rotation at least 4 starters look pretty good: CC, Kuroda, Hughes and Phelps. And yes, the Yankees do need to do a much better job of getting those runners that are in scoring position to actually score.

    • number42is1 - Aug 22, 2012 at 11:36 AM

      I dont know what it is but every time Kuroda takes the mound I feel like hes gonna be awful. Maybe its just cause of how he started the season.

  2. freeagentsignee - Aug 25, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    Get well CC!

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