Sabathia feels fine following today’s bullpen session


Left-hander CC Sabathia reported no problems with his left elbow following a bullpen session this morning. The Yankees placed their ace on the DL with stiffness in the elbow last weekend. The plan calls for Sabathia to throw another bullpen on Tuesday before coming off the DL and returning to the rotation at his old stomping grounds in Cleveland on Friday, the first day he is eligible to be activated.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • RetroRob

    Be more interested how his arm feels tomorrow.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    I heard he’s been shoveling the Cap’n Crunch to his pie hole with the right arm.

    • Magilla Gorilla

      who did you hear that from?

      • Ogee

        I’m sorry Magilla, it was from me.

  • DM

    When Girardi was on WFAN yesterday he kinda downplayed the 24th as only the date that he’s eligible to come off. CC may say he’s starting that Friday but Girardi made it sound like it’s a fluid situation even if CC feels better. I’m thinking it has something to do with seeing how well the other guys pitch and where they are in the standings. They may treat his return more conservatively if things are going well.

    • DM

      Off topic, but Girardi also said something interesting about Lowe. With most here speculating that Lowe might push his way into a starter’s role, Girardi hinted in the other direction. He suggested that Lowe might enter the late-inning picture. With Joba’s struggles, I could see that being an option; and obviously Lowe is familiar from his days as a closer.

      • RetroRob

        Well I can see where he wouldn’t want to commit to CC on Friday until he wakes up on Wednesday after his second bullpen session.

        Also, if Phelps pitches another solid game today, he might want to give Phelps one more turn, then insert CC in one of the other games over the weekend. If Nova blows up again, he may flip Phelps and Nova, so there might be a greater reason to delay CC’s next start by a day or two. Just a guess.

        • DM

          I agree about Phelps. Also, that would chew off a few more days to get closer to the roster expansion date before activating CC.

        • Anthony

          Can you elaborate on that second paragraph? I’m not sure I understand

      • Fin

        If Phelps pitches very well, its going to be hard to lift him from the rotation I think. THey will because of the big lead they have, and the leeway to let Nova work it out in the big leagues. I think if there was a tight race, it would be very possible Nova would be sent down.

        • DM

          Actually Girardi defended Nova’s last outing in that same spot on WFAN. He blamed the final result more on the misplays (esp Jones turning an out into a leadoff double). He said Nova gave them a chance to win but the defense made his outing look worse than it was. I know many here disagree with that but Girardi seems to be a lot less worried about Nova than most.

  • Darren

    good news about our #1, even if he’s not an ace