Yankees RHP Silva set to throw batting practice

Yankees pitcher Carlos Silva is scheduled to throw batting

practice for the first time since signing with New York this


Silva threw 45 pitches Thursday in his third bullpen session at

the Yankees’ spring training complex and will throw batting

practice Saturday.

The right-hander was released by the Chicago Cubs during spring

training and agreed to a minor league contract with New York on

April 9. Silva was 10-6 with a 4.22 ERA in 21 starts with Chicago

last year. He is 70-70 with a 4.68 ERA in 316 games overall.

Also, Kevin Millwood is scheduled to make his second minor

league start Friday at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The

right-hander allowed one hit over seven shutout innings last Sunday

for Double-A Trenton.

The 36-year-old right-hander signed a minor league deal last


Catcher Francisco Cervelli, out since early March due to a

broken left foot, has joined Class-A Tampa to start a minor league

rehab assignment. He started playing with the Yankees’ extended

spring training team late last week.