TAMPA — Yankees LHP CC Sabathia tested his injured right knee Saturday, allowing two runs and three hits over 21/3 innings in his first rehabilitation game since going on the disabled list in May.
Sabathia walked one and struck out two for Class A Tampa against Dunedin in a Florida State League game. He threw 37 pitches.
"I felt really good," Sabathia, 33, said. "I didn't know what to expect. Obviously I want to be healthy and not have any problems, and got that accomplished."
Sabathia gave up an infield single and a two-run double that the center fielder just missed making a diving catch on.
"Definitely need to work on my secondary pitches," said Sabathia, whose fastball was consistently in the 87-89 mph range. "I couldn't be happier with the way I felt physically out there. It feels good to be back out there competing. Hopefully I can get back in the big leagues pretty quick."
The Yankees placed Sabathia on the 15-day DL on May 11 because of inflammation in his right knee. It was later determined that he has a degenerative cartilage problem.
Sabathia is 3-4 with a 5.28 ERA this season, with opponents hitting .301 off him. He is expected to need at least two rehab starts.
ASTROS: LHP Dallas Keuchel was scratched from his scheduled start because of left wrist inflammation. Keuchel said he hopes to make his next start.
ATHLETICS: RF Josh Reddick left in the fourth inning with a strained right knee and is considered day to day.
BLUE JAYS: RF Jose Bautista, out for the past week with a strained right hamstring, hopes to return to the lineup Tuesday.
DODGERS: SS Hanley Ramirez returned to the starting lineup after missing four games with right shoulder irritation.
METS: 3B David Wright, who was scratched Friday with left shoulder discomfort, was prescribed rest and anti-inflammatory medication but will not require surgery, espn.com reported.
RANGERS: LHP Derek Holland, sidelined since having microfracture knee surgery in January, completed a simulated game but isn't scheduled to be sent out for a rehab assignment.
RED SOX: Mookie Betts was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket after batting .345 with a .437 on-base percentage and a .520 slugging percentage across two levels. Betts, 21, rated the team's No. 7 prospect by Baseball America before the season, played primarily second base in the minors but is likely to play the outfield in Boston.