For the first time since the spring schedule started, the Yankees have no game today. It’s technically an off day, but Bartolo Colon and CC Sabathia will show up at Steinbrenner Field this morning to pitch a simulated game. They’re scheduled for 80 to 85 pitches each.
For Sabathia, it’s little more than a chance to throw some pitches and get himself sharp. For Colon, it’s another chance to make an impression and show the Yankees that he still has the stuff to get outs.
“It’s might be easier for me (to judge) because I’ll be able to stand behind him and I’ll see exactly where the ball’s going and how much movement’s on the ball,” Joe Girardi said.
Girardi said the guys who are hurt will also stop by to get treatment, and obviously there will be some hitters, but otherwise this is an off day for the Yankees. Sabathia and Colon are supposed to start at 10 a.m., then Steinbrenner Field will have one quiet day before the schedule starts up again tomorrow.
Associated Press photo of Sabathia