• Get the Blackhawks Championship Package
    Get the Blackhawks Championship Package
  • Give the Gift of SI
    Give the Gift of SI
Posted: Tuesday August 21, 2012 7:24PM ; Updated: Tuesday August 21, 2012 7:24PM

Sabathia on target to return Friday

Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
MLB Team Page

CHICAGO (AP) New York Yankees ace CC Sabathia threw 38 pitches in a bullpen session and said he expects to return to the rotation Friday against the Cleveland Indians.

Manager Joe Girardi was encouraged Tuesday but said he wants to see how Sabathia feels on Wednesday before giving the OK.

Sabathia was placed on the 15-day disabled list Aug. 9 with left elbow inflammation. He also missed time in June and July due to a strained groin. The 32-year-old lefty is 12-3 with a 3.56 ERA in 20 starts this season.

Left-hander Andy Pettitte is to throw off of flat ground Wednesday as he recovers from a broken left ankle. Pettitte said he expects to return before the end of the regular season.

Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

 
SI.com
Hot Topics: NBA Playoffs NHL Playoffs Chris Johnson Jameis Winston NFL Draft Michael Sam Aldon Smith
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines, your California privacy rights, and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint