• Mariano's latest bullpen session goes smoothly

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Feb 16, 2013
    TAMPA, Fla. The problem was with Mariano Rivera's knee and never his arm, so the Yankees' closer expressed no surprise that his 30-pitch bullpen session flowed so smoothly on Saturday. "CC takes his bullpens always a little bit slow. He's in no hurry." TAMPA, Fla. The problem was with Mariano Rivera's knee and never his arm, so the Yankees' closer expressed no surprise that his 30-pitch bullpen session flowed so smoothly on Saturday. TAMPA, Fla. CC Sabathia has started 383 regular-season games and 19 postseason games in his 12 major-league seasons. Sabathia's next bullpen session is scheduled for Tuesday, and he said that he will begin throwing breaking balls on flat ground before sprinkling them in off the mound. And yet the New York Yankees ace made a surprising admission on Saturday: Just before releasing his first pitch from a spring training bullpen mound before small crowd of coaches and reporters, he was nervous. "When you have to kind of let it go a little bit, I think there's probably going to be a little bit of nervousness, because you're anxious to see what your arm is going to feel like when you get up there.'' Twenty-nine pitches and by his own estimation, zero strikes later, Sabathia had a different kind of feeling: relief.
    Source: MLB.com
    • CC has butterflies during first bullpen session

      CC Sabathia has done his share of making professional hitters feel uncomfortable over the years. But on Saturday morning, it was the Yankees' ace whose nerves seemed a bit jangled. Sabathia admitted to some jitters as he climbed the bullpen mound for a …
      Source: MLB.com
  • Sabathia throws off mound, says he feels good

    CC Sabathia made a surprising admission on Saturday: Just before releasing his first pitch from a spring training bullpen mound before small crowd of coaches and reporters, he was nervous.
    Source: ESPN.com

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