CC Sabtahia, currently on the 15-day disabled list with knee inflammation, felt good after throwing a 25-pitch bullpen session on Monday (Marakovits, June 17).
After the session, where he threw only fastballs and changeups, Sabathia said his knee felt fine and that he was taking things day by day.
It was Sabathia’s first time throwing from a mound since his knee injury.
Sabathia, who has been out since May 11, is planning to throw another bullpen session on Wednesday – this time mixing in all of his pitches – before reevaluating.
In 46 innings pitched spanning eight starts in 2014, Sabathia has posted a 5.28 ERA and 1.48 WHIP.
Part of Sabathia’s struggles have been attributed to his diminished fastball, which is averaging 88.8 in 2014 – down from 99.1 last season.