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!