CC Sabathia SP NYY 4 days ago

Sabathia pitched well in a losing effort Monday, allowing two runs in eight innings of work against the Tigers.

This start was Sabathia's best of the season, despite walking three in the outing. The big lefty is trying to get his career back on track after a tough season in 2013 and an injury-plagued 2014 campaign. He'll be looking for his first win when he takes the mound against the Mets this weekend.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 1 week ago

Sabathia gave up four earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out seven in seven innings Tuesday against the Orioles.

This outcome should not come as a surprise, as Sabathia is now 0-5 with a 5.48 ERA over his last seven starts against Baltimore, and he has been similarly bad against the rest of the league over that span too. While this was a slight improvement over his first start of the season since he was able to pitch a little deeper into the game, he continues to get hit hard. He has basically become the American League's version of Tim Lincecum -- a once dominant starter who can still get strikeouts and limit walks but just gives up too many hits to be successful over a long stretch.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 2 weeks ago

Sabathia gave up five runs- four earned- while striking out eight and walking none in 5.2 innings Thursday against Toronto.

Sabathia was actually more impressive that his line indicates. Despite coming off knee surgery in July and pitching for the first time since May of last year, Sabathia had good control and was never hit hard in the loss. Sabathia will take the mound again Tuesday against the Orioles.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 1 month ago

Sabathia (knee) will make his next Grapefruit League start Saturday and is unlikely to be the Opening Day start, 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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, 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.

CC Sabathia SP NYY 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

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