The New York Yankees are likely to activate RHP Adam Warren and LHP CC Sabathia off the disabled list for Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, according to the New York Daily News' Mike Mazzeo.
Warren, who was placed on the disabled list on June 16 due to shoulder inflammation, said he felt good after he threw a simulated game on Sunday. The 29-year-old reliever has a 2.23 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 32 1/3 innings this season.
Sabathia, meanwhile, told reporters he felt fine after a three-inning simulated game on Thursday and a bullpen session on Saturday.
Out since June 13 due to a hamstring injury, Sabathia is 7-2 with a 3.46 ERA in 13 starts this season. Manager Joe Girardi told Mazzeo "our plan right now" is for Sabathia to start Tuesday.
The Yankees will certainly get some needed boosts with Sabathia and Warren coming back to the club.
Sabathia figures to be a significant upgrade over Luis Cessa, who took most of the turns that the left-handed veteran missed. Sabathia had been pitching at a quality level before sustaining the injury, but it's questionable how quickly he can regain that form, especially without any rehab starts.
Warren's activation is much needed for a bullpen that has been in shambles since the middle of June. Warren may also be a bit rusty upon his return, but the Yankees are desperate to get things straightened out with their relief crew, so they'll throw him straight into the fire.