Cortes (elbow) tossed a live batting practice session Thursday, Bryan Hoch of reports.

Cortes' ability to face hitters this early in camp suggests the left elbow impingement that sidelined him for the final month and a half of the 2020 season is no longer a concern. A non-roster invitee, Cortes will be fighting for a spot in the Yankees' Opening Day bullpen.

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