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CC Sabathia throws two innings in simulated game

Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia throws in the bullpen

Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia throws in the bullpen at Steinbrenner Field on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

TAMPA, Fla. -- Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia has thrown two innings in his first simulated game since going on the disabled list in May with a knee injury.

Sabathia says he had "no issues" during his 34-pitch outing Tuesday at the Yankees' minor league complex. He's scheduled to pitch in a rookie-level Gulf Coast League game on Saturday.

The Yankees placed Sabathia on the 15-day DL May 11 because of inflammation in his right knee.

Sabathia is 3-4 with a 5.28 ERA this season, with opponents hitting .301 off him.

New York is also missing two other injured starters -- Ivan Nova (season-ending elbow surgery) and Michael Pineda (right shoulder muscle).

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