Sabathia threw a 43-pitch bullpen session on Sunday in Boston and felt no discomfort and will throw a high-pitch count simulated game on Friday before resuming his normal routine.
The starting rotation for the beginning of the second half — which starts Friday with three games against the Angels at the Stadium — has (in order) Hiroki Kuroda, Freddy Garcia and Ivan Nova in the first series. Phil Hughes will start the first of three games against the Jays before Sabathia’s turn.
“I’m feeling pretty good. I’m running, doing everything. No problems,” Sabathia said. “I want to get back as soon as I can and help the team. It always (stinks) to go on the DL, but it was something that needed to be done and I feel better now.”