Sabathia is scheduled to begin his regular routine in preparation for spring training three to six weeks after the surgery.
In the meantime, manager Joe Girardi reportedly has begun to talk with the Yankees about the parameters of a new three-year contract for between $9 million and $10 million.
•Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco will have elbow surgery Friday to have bone fragments removed and an extensor tendon repaired. … Sandy Alderson will be the next general manager of the Mets, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com. An announcement could come Friday. … The Blue Jays exercised their $1.2 million option for catcher Jose Molina, keeping with the team through next season.