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Yankees Notes: CC Sabathia Return Date, Carlos Beltran Feels Pain and Heath Bell

June 24th, 2014 at 6:55 PM
By Michael Moraitis

Here are some news and notes from the New York Yankees Universe.

CC Sabathia Update

The Yanks got some encouraging news today as CC Sabathia threw two innings in a simulated game and came away with no issues, as George A. King III of the New York Post reported.

He threw 34 pitches down in Tampa and will continue his road to recovery by throwing a rehab start this Saturday in the Gulf Coast League. In between, Sabathia will have a bullpen session or throw another simulated game to continue building arm strength.

WFAN's Sweeny Murti reports Sabathia could be on a 30-day clock now that his rehab has officially begun, thus he could be back by the end of July.


Carlos Beltran Feels Pain Throwing

While Carlos Beltran seems to be swinging a bat without pain, the same can't be said for his forearm when he throws.

According to Daniel Barbarisi of The Wall Street Journal, Beltran felt pain while throwing in his attempt to get back in the outfield, but it didn't go so well and he will be shut down from that activity for now.

In the meantime, Beltran is not having any issues swinging a bat, so he'll remain as the team's designated hitter for now. Beltran still hasn't taken the field since he came off the disabled list.

The Yanks may want to explore another outfield option just in case Beltran can't get back in the field and are doing so by scouting John Mayberry Jr. of the Philadelphia Phillies, who also plays first base and could serve a dual purpose for New York.


Heath Bell Released

Former Miami Marlins closer Heath Bell has been released by the Yankees after a short and ugly stint with the team's Triple-A affiliate.

According to Bryan Hoch of, Bell was nothing short of horrific with a 7.50 ERA in just five appearances:

Not a big deal there considering the Yanks have one of the best bullpens in Major League Baseball and Bell simply would've added more depth to it.



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Tags: Baseball, Carlos Beltran, CC Sabathia, Heath Bell, Miami Marlins, MLB, New York, New York Yankees

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