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Yankees | More on CC Sabathia's velocity

Updating a previous report, New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia's fastball ranged from 89-91 mph in his opening day start Monday, April 1, but manager Joe Girardi said he's not worried about his ace. Sabathia noted that he's a slow starter, but his velocity was even down several mph on all his pitches from a season ago. "I'm sure that the velocity will keep coming back and the arm strength will keep building up the more I throw," Sabathia said. "Health-wise, I feel fine, elbow, shoulder and everything. It's just time I guess to build the arm strength back up."

Fantasy Tip: Like Girardi noted, Sabathia is normally a slow starter. It's definitely possible that he's still building arm strength in his surgically repaired left elbow, so don't read too much into this now. But this situation is definitely worth watching as the season progresses in the early months.

2013-04-01 17:08:37 | Source: - Wallace Matthews

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