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CC expects to be ready for Spring Training

CC expects to be ready for Spring Training

CC expects to be ready for Spring Training
NEW YORK -- CC Sabathia has been rehabbing five days a week following his Oct. 26 surgery to remove a bone spur from his left elbow and expects to be ready for Spring Training.

"I feel pretty good," Sabathia said. "I've been rehabbing; my flexibility is coming back. Hopefully there will be no delays between now and Spring Training, so I should be ready to go."

Sabathia has been working out three days a week at Yankee Stadium and twice in New York City following the procedure, which was performed by Dr. James Andrews.

Last week, with restrictions in place requiring three passengers or more to cross the George Washington Bridge into New York in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Sabathia had to pick up assistant trainer Steve Donohue to complete his scheduled work.

"It's coming along pretty good," Sabathia said. "Stevie is pleased, and if Stevie is happy, then I'm happy."

Sabathia expects to resume throwing after Christmas, which is in line with his usual program.

"I really believe that he's going to be fine," manager Joe Girardi said. "Will you see him in tip top form the first day of Spring Training? Maybe not, but that's not uncommon either. I really believe he's going to be OK."

Sabathia said that the bone spur, which has been present in his elbow since he was with the Indians, was not responsible for his subpar performance in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the Tigers.

"[The problem would] be the day after, where I couldn't touch my shoulder for the first time," Sabathia said. "It was really bad. I can't use it as an excuse for pitching any bad games or the way I pitched in Game 4. I can't sit here and say that. I was healthy enough to go out and pitch."

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