CC Sabathia likely to begin bullpen sessions this month

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Yankees starter CC Sabathia says his knee feels fine and he’s likely to begin throwing bullpens at the end of January, reports Mitch Abramson of the New York Daily News. Sabathia underwent right knee surgery in July. The lefty added, “I feel good, I don’t have any pain, no nothing. My arm feels good.”

Sabathia, 34, posted a 5.28 ERA over eight starts before hitting the disabled list in mid-May. He’ll earn $23 million this season, $25 million in 2016, and has a $25 million vesting option with a $5 million buyout for 2017. He expects to show up at spring training on schedule with the rest of his teammates.