Sabathia, 38, made one rehab start with High-A Tampa on Sunday and it went well. He pitched 4 1/3 innings, yielding a lone run on a hit and a walk with six strikeouts. The veteran plans to retire after the 2019 season.
Last year, Sabathia went 14-5 with a 3.69 ERA and a 140/51 K/BB ratio in 153 innings for the Yankees. He re-upped with them in November, agreeing to a one-year, $8 million deal.