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Sabathia reported feeling no pain after throwing 20 pitches in a simulated game Thursday, Newsday reports.

Though Sabathia has already claimed feeling back to 100 percent, it's still encouraging news to hear a positive report after actually returning to the mound. Given his progress, the lefty could make his first spring training appearance some time next week though nothing has been scheduled yet for the 34-year-old.

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Sabathia (knee) will wear a knee brace this season, Wallace Matthews of ESPN.com reports.

Sabathia is coming off of season-ending knee surgery last July, and while he's stated that it is no longer causing any pain, he'll wear the brace as a precautionary measure. The lefty has thrown three bullpen sessions in spring training thus far without any setbacks, and both he and pitching coach Larry Rothschild have reported positive progress for the 34-year-old.

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Sabathia reported that his knee is no longer giving him any issues and is back to 100 percent, MLB.com reports.Sabathia underwent season-ending knee surgery last July, but should be back to a normal spring training routine and was able to throw his first bullpen session without any pain. The lefty's numbers have declined over the past two seasons as he deals with a continued dip in his velocity, but Sabathia mentioned that he has been working over the offseason to account for his now sub-90 MPH fastball.

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Sabathia (knee) reported feeling "pretty much back to 100 percent" after undergoing knee surgery in July, MLB.com reports.

Sabathia began throwing again in September, and has continued working out at Yankee Stadium twice a week. He expects to be good to go for spring training, and is hopeful he'll be able to return to a full workload of over 200 innings in the 2015 season.

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Sabathia (knee) played catch Monday for the first time since undergoing season-ending knee surgery in July, MLB.com reports.

Sabathia made 20 throws from 60 feet, reporting afterward that he felt good. The next step will be for the lefty to throw off a mound, which he expects to be able to do in two to three weeks. The 34-year-old said he'll throw a bullpen session but after that he should be able to have a normal offseason program and plans to return for spring training.

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Sabathia (knee) underwent another stem cell injection, and will begin throwing within the next two weeks, the NY Post reports.

Sabathia has missed most of the season, placed on the disabled list in May. The lefty underwent surgery in July, and is hoping to make a full recovery before spring training in 2015.

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CC Sabathia underwent season-ending surgery on his right knee Wednesday.

The Yankees announced Thursday that the procedure went "as planned." Sabathia is aiming to be ready for the start of spring training next season, but that's not a certainty. He finished 2014 with a 5.28 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 48/10 K/BB ratio in 46 innings (eight starts). The big left-hander is under contract through 2016, with a vesting option for 2017.

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CC Sabathia will undergo season-ending surgery on his right knee on July 23.

The good news is that it's a debridgement procedure rather than a microfracture one, which would have put the left-hander's career in jeopardy. It's possible microfracture surgery will eventually be needed if the cleanup doesn't work, but obviously that's a last resort. Sabathia should be ready to go for spring training.

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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that the club expects to have a firm diagnosis on CC Sabathia (knee) by Friday.

Sabathia cancelled an appointment with Dr. James Andrews but saw Dr. Neal ElAttrache and Dr. Keith Meister as he sought second and third opinions on his ailing right knee. The worry is that he could require microfracture surgery, which would end his season and possibly put his career in doubt.

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CC Sabathia (knee) has postponed Monday's appointment with Dr. James Andrews and will see Dr. Neal ElAttrache and Dr. Keith Meister first.

The anticipation is that Sabathia probably needs microfracture surgery on his right knee, but he understandably wants as many opinions as possible before making a decision. If he does need an operation, obviously his season would be over.