CC Sabathia is feeling no pain after a bullpen session.
According to George King of the New York Post, Sabathia pitched a bullpen session Monday and is scheduled to throw another one today. Sabathia said, “No pain, I’m excited.’’
When speaking to the media about Sabathia on Monday, GM Brian Cashman said, ""I think we'll be in a position to plug him back into the rotation. That's the plan."
Sabathia is currently on the 15-day DL. The degenerative knee condition he suffers from, which was diagnosed in 2014, acted up after Sabathia changed his delivery to increase his velocity. He told reporters when he was first placed on the DL, that he was sacrificing pain for velocity.
Sabathia last pitched on August 23 against the Indians, when he was removed from the game due to knee pain and said that the large brace he's been wearing since going on the DL and rest have helped him avoid pain while throwing.
He told King, "The brace keeps it from giving me a grinding feeling."
The plan is for Sabathia to throw a bullpen session today, and if he feels good again tomorrow, he will face live batters on Friday.