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CC Sabathia Encouraged After First Spring Start

CC Sabathia Encouraged In First Spring Start

The New York Yankees can now breathe a sigh of relief, because CC Sabathia is back on the mound and working towards a 2015 comeback.

In 2014, Sabathia was limited to only eight appearances and had not pitched in a game since May 10, 2014 due to a right knee injury that required surgery.

But on Tuesday, the lefty’s long awaited debut was over with small step towards regaining the form that made him the ace of the Yankees staff.

Sabathia threw 31 pitches, and allowed two earned runs on four hits, but he also felt that his command was good in his two innings of work.

“Obviously, you don’t want to give up runs, but it being Spring Training, it is what it is,” Sabathia told the media after his Spring Training debut on Tuesday. “But just being able to command the baseball and let it go, throw it hard, it feels good.”

Nerves did get the best of Sabathia, but he was able to battle through them, “I was, I mean, really nervous,” Sabathia told ESPN.com. “That was kind of weird, but I think it’s just be being back out here and wanting to be with my teammates and just being my first game. I never really kind of settled in.”

After Masahiro Tanaka‘s good outing on March 12, where he threw two scoreless innings without allowing a hit and striking two, the Yankees look poised to get there two top pitchers back just in time for Opening Day.

Now the big question, which of the two will start Opening Day?

David Conde

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