CC Sabathia SP NYY Sep 24 '78

CC Sabathia (elbow) said he plans on beginning his offseason throwing after Christmas.

It's when he's begun his throwing program the last three offseasons, so the big left-hander's routine hasn't been altered despite undergoing surgery in October to remove a small bone spur from his elbow. He should be ready to roll for spring training. "That's when I always begin throwing," Sabathia said. "That's normal. The past three seasons I waited until Christmas to begin throwing. Before that, I started earlier. But I have been giving myself a break the last few years. I should be right on schedule. Feeling great. The range of motion is back. I'm not worried. I'm excited about the season."