CC Sabathia isn't bummed out about not being ready for Opening Day.
The veteran lefty, who continues to make progress as he works his way back from a heart procedure and knee surgery, has bigger goals in mind for his final MLB season.
"Opening Day is not that special, I'd rather be there for the World Series," Sabathia told the Associated Press on Tuesday after making his second spring start in a Triple-A game.
Sabathia will be on the Yankees' 25-man roster to open the season in order to serve the five-game suspension he received last season, but he won't be with the team. He'll remain in Florida and go on the injured list after five games until he's ready to start within the next few weeks.
The 38-year-old threw 40 pitches in three innings on Tuesday, allowing one run on two hits while striking out three. He's scheduled to pitch again on Monday, according to the AP.
"I felt great," Sabathia said. "Just try to build up for the next start."