DUNEDIN, Fla. – Some more positive injury news. Let's get to the notes.
2.) CC Sabathia threw four simulated innings in Tampa and his elbow is right on target. He will start his first game Friday.
Joe Girardi has most of his starting pitching set for the week: Hiroki Kuroda on Monday, Ivan Nova on Tuesday, Andy Pettitte on Wednesday, TBA on Thursday and Sabathia on Friday. It will be the first game action for Pettitte, too.
Phil Hughes will have a bullpen on Monday. Girardi said that if Hughes doesn't get in a game by the 15th or 16th of this month, he still could be ready for his first regular season start of the season. Previously, Hughes had said he thought he needed to pitch by then to have a chance to make that start.
3.) Juan Rivera started at first on Saturday. He feels comfortable at the position.
"I first played it when I was 5," Rivera said.