DETROIT – After center fielder Aaron Hicks returned from the disabled list on Thursday, the Yankees plan for CC Sabathia to return to the active list on Tuesday.
"I think on Tuesday," said Sabathia, who has been on the shelf since April 7 with a problem in his right hip that he did not believe justified a season on the 10-day disabled list. "Bullpen [session Saturday] and leave."
Sabathia threw a bullpen session on Thursday and felt no discomfort. If he starts Tuesday against the Marlins at Yankee Stadium, it will be his third start of the season and the first since he left a game against the Orioles on April 6 at the Stadium. He allowed three runs and five hits (three homers) in four innings.
"Everything is going well and I'm excited to get the important player back in our rotation," Aaron Boone said before the Yankees won 8-6. about the Tigers on Friday night.
The manager needed an opener for Saturday and decided on the right Luis Cessa. Domingo Alemán throwing three innings Thursday night against the Red Sox took him out of consideration, and Boone sounded as if Cessa was chosen before Thursday night.
"Anyway, that was the plan, if we could have supported the German, we might have had a decision, but we were seeing [Saturday] as Cessa & # 39; & # 39 ;, Boone said.  Cessa has appeared in two major league games (no start) this year and has worked two innings.