CC Sabathia’s start on Sunday in Panama against the Marlins might give Yankees fans hope that he can return to his old form.
The big lefty fired five no-hit innings against the Marlins, retiring 15 of the 16 batters he faced with the lone Marlins hitter reaching base on a throwing error by third baseman Zelous Wheeler with two out in the fifth.
Although Girardi hasn’t revealed his rotation plans, it’s widely assumed that Sabathia will take the ball for the season-opener in Houston. With two spring starts remaining, the southpaw will use them to tune up his repertoire and build more arm strength to help his fastball, which hovered around 90 mph Sunday.
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Source: Mark Feinsand (NY Daily News)