The New York Yankees have punched their ticket to the ALCS and may have another pitcher ready for the series.

CC Sabathia was left off New York's ALDS roster because of a nagging shoulder injury, but he's hoping to return against either the Houston Astros or Tampa Bay Rays.

"I feel pretty good. It's just up to them. So, we'll wait and see how I bounce back. I'll throw the bullpen and, like I said, go from there," Sabathia said.

The left-hander will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday. The ALCS won't begin until Saturday.