CC Sabathia reported no problems with his left elbow after turning in 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball in New York's 3-1 victory over the Indians on Friday.
"That's really positive," Girardi said. "Obviously, it's important that he stays feeling good. You want him to be able to do his side session [Sunday] and come out of that feeling good, but that's really positive."
The Yankees have listed right-hander David Phelps as their scheduled starter for Monday's game against the Blue Jays in place of Ivan Nova. Phil Hughes and Sabathia will start on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
Alex Rodriguez has resumed swinging a bat with both hands, Girardi said, and the third baseman can also graduate to hitting off a tee and soft-toss pitching.
On this date in 2011, the Yankees became the first team to hit three grand slams in a game, as Robinson Cano, Martin and Curtis Granderson did so in a 22-9 rout of the Athletics.