The New York Yankees say there's "a really good possibility" that Jordan Montgomery will be recalled from Triple-A to start against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.

Montgomery would start in place of CC Sabathia, who left Tuesday's loss to the Toronto Blue Jays after three innings because of soreness in his arthritic right knee.

"It's a really good possibility it will be Monty on Sunday," Joe Girardi said.

A scan Wednesday showed no new damage to Sabathia's knee, but Girardi said the veteran remains unlikely to make the start.