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Sabathia (knee) will make his next Grapefruit League start Saturday and is unlikely to be the Opening Day start, LoHud.com reports.

Due to the Saturday start, Sabathia would either need to make his final spring start or first regular season appearance on short rest in order to be ready by Opening Day -- a scenario manager Joe Girardi said was unlikely. The lefty has started on Opening Day in all six seasons he's been with the Yankees, and though no official announcement has been made, it appears he'll now pass that torch to Masahiro Tanaka.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 2 weeks ago

Sabathia allowed two runs over two innings of work in Tuesday's Grapefruit League action against the Blue Jays.

The performance itself wasn't great -- though he did add two strikeouts -- but Sabathia reported feeling good after his spring debut. The lefty's velocity hovered around 90 MPH, up from last season's average, after not having been in game action since May of 2014. The 34-year-old has been one of many starting pitchers the Yankees have closely monitored in camp, but all reports have been positive and he should be ready by Opening Day.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 2 weeks ago

Sabathia (knee) will make his spring training debut Tuesday, the Yankees' official site reports.

Sabathia made it through a simulated game Thursday unscathed, clearing the final hurdle before finally returning to the mound. Assuming all goes as planned, he could be ready for Opening Day, giving the Yankees another needed arm to begin the season.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 3 weeks ago

Sabathia (knee) will pitch in a simulated game Thursday.

Sabathia has been throwing regularly in the spring, and has reported that his knee is back to 100 percent after undergoing arthroscopic surgery last July. The club is playing it safe with the lefty and even though there's not timetable for a Grapefruit League debut, both the team and Sabathia expect he'll be ready by Opening Day.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 3 weeks ago

Sabathia (knee) is about a week away from pitching in a Grapefruit League game, and he has no doubt he will be ready for Opening Day, mlb.com reports.

Sabathia tossed a live batting practice session on Sunday, leaving a two-inning simulated game as his next step. The 34-year-old lefty hasn't suffered any setbacks since undergoing knee surgery in July.

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Sabathia reported feeling no pain after throwing 20 pitches in a simulated game Thursday, Newsday reports.

Though Sabathia has already claimed feeling back to 100 percent, it's still encouraging news to hear a positive report after actually returning to the mound. Given his progress, the lefty could make his first spring training appearance some time next week though nothing has been scheduled yet for the 34-year-old.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 1 month ago

Sabathia (knee) will wear a knee brace this season, Wallace Matthews of ESPN.com reports.

Sabathia is coming off of season-ending knee surgery last July, and while he's stated that it is no longer causing any pain, he'll wear the brace as a precautionary measure. The lefty has thrown three bullpen sessions in spring training thus far without any setbacks, and both he and pitching coach Larry Rothschild have reported positive progress for the 34-year-old.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 1 month ago

Sabathia reported that his knee is no longer giving him any issues and is back to 100 percent, MLB.com reports.Sabathia underwent season-ending knee surgery last July, but should be back to a normal spring training routine and was able to throw his first bullpen session without any pain. The lefty's numbers have declined over the past two seasons as he deals with a continued dip in his velocity, but Sabathia mentioned that he has been working over the offseason to account for his now sub-90 MPH fastball.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 5 months ago

Sabathia (knee) reported feeling "pretty much back to 100 percent" after undergoing knee surgery in July, MLB.com reports.

Sabathia began throwing again in September, and has continued working out at Yankee Stadium twice a week. He expects to be good to go for spring training, and is hopeful he'll be able to return to a full workload of over 200 innings in the 2015 season.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 6 months ago

Sabathia (knee) played catch Monday for the first time since undergoing season-ending knee surgery in July, MLB.com reports.

Sabathia made 20 throws from 60 feet, reporting afterward that he felt good. The next step will be for the lefty to throw off a mound, which he expects to be able to do in two to three weeks. The 34-year-old said he'll throw a bullpen session but after that he should be able to have a normal offseason program and plans to return for spring training.