TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees pitcher Carlos Silva is scheduled to throw batting practice for the first time since signing with New York this month.

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 month.

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