NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees will push CC Sabathia's next start back a day so he won't have to bat and run the bases in an interleague series at San Diego.
The Yankees will call up Chad Green from Triple-A to pitch Sunday against the Padres. Sabathia will start Monday against the Chicago White Sox.
Manager Joe Girardi said Thursday that he didn't want to risk injury for the 35-year-old left-hander.
The right-handed Green has made one start for New York this season, allowing six runs, four earned, on eight hits in four innings in a May 16 loss at Arizona. He pitched one scoreless inning in relief June 12 against Detroit before being sent down the next day.
The 25-year-old is 6-6 with a 1.54 ERA in 14 starts at Triple-A this season.