It’s always bad when you hear about a pitcher having elbow surgery, but in CC Sabathia‘s case this offseason’s surgery to remove a bone spur from his left elbow hasn’t seemed to derail him at all.
CC was already expected to be ready for Opening Day, but he said that even his offseason workouts will start right after Christmas like they usually do.
“That’s when I always begin throwing,” Sabathia told Jeff Bradley of The Star-Ledger. “That’s normal. The past three seasons I waited until Christmas to begin throwing. Before that, I started earlier. But I have been giving myself a break the last few years. I should be right on schedule. Feeling great. The range of motion is back. I’m not worried. I’m excited about the season.”
Sabathia landed on the DL during the season with elbow pain and even admitted that he was concerned so at first him having elbow surgery was a major concern. However, it has obviously been very minor. The Yankees do plan on limiting his innings this season which is probably a good precaution as they rely so heavily on him as their ace.