Luis Severino took another step forward in his recovery on Monday.
The 25-year-old right-hander threw from 120 feet for the first time since he was shut down with shoulder inflammation on March 5.
The Yankees ace is not with the team, which was in Washington D.C. on Monday for an exhibition game against the Nationals, as he will start the season on the injured list.
Severino began throwing off flat ground last week as he essentially restarts his Spring Training.
The right-hander did not have any structural damage in his right shoulder but is expected to be out until at least May, GM Brian Cashman said earlier this month, confirming what an orthopedic surgeon told SNY.
CC Sabathia also will not return to the Yankees' rotation until mid-April as he will serve a five-game suspension stemming from last season and is being slowly worked back after having a heart procedure this offseason. He will throw a bullpen on Tuesday, according to Aaron Boone.
The Yankees will enter the season with a rotation of Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton, J.A. Happ and Domingo German.