Notes from Yankees camp: News on Cervelli, CC and Joba’s mustache

A few quick notes for you from Yankees camp:

  • According to numerous tweets from the beat writers dispatched in Tampa, Florida, Francisco Cervelli will not be playing in the World Baseball Classic. He wants to stay in camp to try and win the starting catching job. Yeah, good luck, buddy. (I kid, I kid.)
  • CC Sabathia had his first bullpen session and said his surgically repaired elbow felt fine. He threw 29 pitches and his arm didn’t fall off. That sounds like a good morning to me!
  • Joba Chamberlain is growing a mustache. (In case you missed what it looked like, here’s a link to some video of him.) I’m not sure if Joba is doing this because he lost a bet or because he thought it would be funny or just because he felt like it. Whichever reason it is, I hope someone talks him out of it. Or that the itching from it growing in gets to be too much for him to bear and he shaves it off.

And one final quick note, here is a very cool shot of Mariano Rivera watching Andy Pettitte throw his bullpen session this morning. The picture is courtesy of Eric Boland of Newsday.

Happy Saturday, everyone!

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

8 thoughts on “Notes from Yankees camp: News on Cervelli, CC and Joba’s mustache

  1. John

    Maybe Joba's just a big Donnie Baseball fan.

    • srosegots

      I'm a big Donnie Baseball fan and I'm not growing a mustache. ;)

      • John

        Haha. Me either, but in your case I think that would be extra weird.

        • srosegots

          I'm 75% Greek and Italian so I'll be in trouble when I old, in a nursing home and can't groom myself. Haha.

  2. friend

    And Mariano Rivera threw 30 pitches and pronounced afterwards that everything feels good.

  3. David

    The pic of Mariano watching Andy is like the best Valentine's Day card EVER! ;)

  4. Ramondo

    I think Joba looks ridiculous!!

  5. Boni

    It's good to see that Youkilis' facial hair found a good and loving home. I think they both look great!

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