Aceves, Pettitte inch closer to returning


At long last, it sounds like two key members of the pitching staff are close to returning. Al Aceves, out since May with a lingering back issue, is scheduled to throw a bullpen session tomorrow, and if that goes well he will make his first rehab appearance on Tuesday. It’ll be his first game action since hitting the disabled list. I suspect the Yanks will be extra careful given the nature of Aceves’ injury, so he could still be two full weeks away from returning. Either way, that’s the best news we’ve gotten on his condition in weeks.

Meanwhile, Andy Pettitte went ahead and did the bullpen thing today. The braintrust will sit down tomorrow and determine the next step. The initial diagnosis called for four or five weeks on the shelf, and right now he’s on track to return just shy of that if he makes two rehab starts. Good news all around, can’t wait to have them both back.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • bexarama

    Hopefully Pettitte makes up his many inches.

    I’M SORRY.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Sweeny reported Aceves will indeed make a rehab appearance Tuesday.

  • Chris

    I think that they might hold Aceves out until Sept 1. That would give them some extra flexibility with the post season roster and allow them to gauge how he’s pitching before committing to him for the playoffs.

  • larryf

    Aceves pitching to Our Saviour….me like

  • Carlosologist



    In all seriousness, the stretch run is going to be fantastic with a fully healed Pettitte and Aceves.