CC: I’m pitching Friday

CC Sabathia threw about 20 pitches in a bullpen session this afternoon at Yankee Stadium and declared himself ready to pitch on Friday against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.

“I felt good. I’ll throw a bullpen again on Tuesday and the plan is to be ready to go on Friday,” Sabathia said.

Sabathia said he felt no discomfort in his left elbow and, though he probably wouldn’t have mentioned the injury on his own, says that he believes it was the right decision to go on the disabled list for some time to heal.

“Looking back on it now, yeah,” he said. “It’s the same thing as with the groin. I probably wouldn’t have said anything, but I woke up that morning and couldn’t move my arm or touch my shoulder. I had to come in, but looking back, I pleaded my case to not go on the DL. After throwing today and the past couple of days, the way I felt, it seemed like that was the best way to go.”

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