Next step in the CC Sabathia rehab plan has officially been taken. The big guy threw a 2-inning simulated game at the team complex yesterday, 34 pitches in all, and came through the outing with no issues or pain in his knee. The plan for the rest of this week is a bullpen session sometime in the next day or 2 and then a start for the GCL Yankees on Saturday.
This would be the official beginning of the CC's 30-day MiL rehab stint, an important milestone because it's one that allows us to start figuring out his eventual return date. If the plan for him to pitch Saturday holds, we're looking at a late July return, Monday the 28th to be exact. Let's not get too far ahead of ourselves just yet though. There's a lot that can happen in that time and the whole thing goes out the window if Sabathia starts to feel something in his knee. For now, let's worry about getting him to and through Saturday.