CC Sabathia’s road to recovery took another positive turn when he threw off a mound for the first time on Monday, and while the Yankees believe it will be another six weeks before the lefthander returns to action, Sabathia is hoping to beat that estimate.
After throwing 25 pitches — all fastballs and curveballs — on Monday, Sabathia will throw another bullpen session on Wednesday, increasing his pitch total while throwing all of his pitches.
“So far, so good,” Joe Girardi said. “He came out good (Monday) and you would expect him to continue to progress, but we’ll see.”
Having missed more than five weeks thanks to a degenerative knee condition, Sabathia must build his arm back up while making sure his knee is healthy. Girardi looks at his current rehab program the same as if he were starting out spring training, but Sabathia is treating the timeline differently.
“That’s what they’re saying, but I’ve been throwing the whole time and I feel pretty good,” Sabathia said. “Obviously