(Elbow sounds like it's feeling good)
Mariano Rivera isn't the only pitcher on track to return from his 2012 injury on time. According to a report in The Star-Ledger by Jeff Bradley, CC Sabathia is not feeling any ill effects from his late October surgery to clean up his left elbow, and is planning to start his offseason throwing program on his usual schedule right after Christmas.
This is a bit of good news after Sabathia was plagued by injuries this past season, and combined with Mo's declaration that he'll be ready for Opening Day and Andy Pettitte presumably on track with his offseason program after re-signing should give the Yankees no worries heading into next year as it relates to pitching staff health. The Yanks proved they can win without Mo and Pettitte last season, but losing Sabathia for an extended period of time would be bad. Hopefully this surgery eliminates any chances of those elbow issues creeping up on him again.