Pettitte suffers rehab setback

Yankees sign second rounder Angelo Gumbs
Game 115: Keep it going

While we thought that news of Pettitte’s trip to Kansas City was cause for celebration, the reality is a bit more sobering. According to Yankees manager Joe Girardi, Pettitte’s leg is not feeling up to par. The Yanks’ skipper said Pettitte threw 50 pitches today but could push off at only around 75 percent. “It didn’t go as well as we wanted,” Girardi said. Girardi later added that Pettitte “thinks it’s a setback.”

Pettitte will rejoin the team this weekend in Kansas City to get additional treatment on his groin and leg, and the Yanks will delay his rehab start until the injured area is feeling stronger. He won’t throw another sim game until at least Wednesday which pushes his return to August 28th at the earliest. For now, Dustin Moseley will keep his spot in the rotation, and Pettitte, who hasn’t pitched since July 18, will remain on the disabled list.

Yankees sign second rounder Angelo Gumbs
Game 115: Keep it going
  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Everybody but Chad Gaudin

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Chan Ho Park lol’d

    • JGS

      Eh, while Gaudin isn’t going to be distraught over this news, he knows his time is very limited. If he throws more than five innings before Pettitte comes back, I would be surprised. As is, he has thrown 1.1 innings since July 23rd.

      • Chris

        The big thing is if Gaudin can hang on to his spot until Sept 1, the incentive to cut him loose goes away.

    • j_Yankees

      And now we have found a way to keep Gaudin. We can wait til September 1 for Pettite. Gaudin gets to stay, TSJC! YES YES!

      More options >>>>>> Fewer options. YAY!

      ::cheesy sarcastic thumbs up::

  • Brad Toughy

    So much for Pettitte thinking he would closer to 3 weeks than the 4-6 week prognosis.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Maybe he should take some HgH.

      (Too soon?)

      • Kit

        Peter (as Han Solo): Great idea, Princess! Diving into a pile of garbage! Hey, maybe when we get out of here, you can show us around your home planet of Alderaan. Ohhhhhhhhh, too soon?

        /family guy’d

      • UncleArgyle

        Nah, not at all. Heck I’ll even go get it for him. I’ve always wanted to go to Canada

        • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I’ve always wanted to go to Canada.


          • j_Yankees

            He could be a spy.

            HANG HIM!

          • UncleArgyle

            So if you buy HgH you hate America? Actually, that makes sense….

    • Poopy Pants

      I guess that’s why he throws a ball for a living instead of being a medical doctor.

  • Kit

    That’s very unfortunate. I was excited as hell like twenty minutes ago, and now I’m not. Get well soon, Andy.

  • PaulF

    Granderson came back from a grade 2 strain in four weeks. Is this taking longer because of Pettitte’s age or because the Yankees got something wrong.

    • Benjamin Kabak

      Probably neither. Granderson exceeded the timeline. If Pettitte comes back on August 28, he’ll be back 5.5 weeks after the injury, which is in line with the recovery time for a strained groin. These things take forever to heal.

      • Gonzo

        Hmmmm, “strained grain” & “forever to heal.” Is there a joke in there?

        Seriously, I think Pettitte wanted to be aggressive from the start. He tried. I just hope he didn’t set back the clock somewhere.

        • UncleArgyle

          Most Unfortunate

        • Chris

          I thought that being aggressive was a good thing. I mean, look at Pedroia. He’s got so much grit that he was running on his broken foot even though that could lead to a worse injury.

          • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            But if he would have just rested in the clubhouse and rehabbed in the trainers room, out of sight, would his teammates be able to keep competing like champions and stay afloat in the race for the AL Wildcard without the tangible visible evidence of Pedroia’s selflessness and rugged will to win?

            Of course not.

            Sure, he could have injured himself more, but if he didn’t take grounders from his knees, the Red Sox would have gone 0-34 in the 34 games he missed, from the sheer desperation of going into battle without their team-first leader and from nihilistic desires to kill themselves from being outside of the bright sunshine of his gritty presence.

            If Dustin Pedroia hadn’t taken those grounders from his knees, we might have slipped right back into global economic depression. And the terriosts would have won. Dustin couldn’t let that happen.

            Because all he cares about is winning.

            For Diamond Cutters, I’m Peter Gammons, ESPN.

  • bexarama

    Feel better soon Andrew Eugene ;_; ;_; ;_;

  • Simon

    In the wake of Moseley’s start, do you think, if he keeps pitching well, that he gets to be the 3 or 4 starter in the playoffs and take Pettitte’s rotation spot for the time being?

    • Benjamin Kabak

      Dustin Moseley start in the playoffs? Barring a catastrophic injury, that’s not going to happen.

  • Simon

    Just think how much better this team would be with Pettitte!

  • EndlessMike

    37 years old,no HGH,balking elbow and never was great in the first half….what do you expect.

    And to tjhink everybody wants Andy next year.

    • Benjamin Kabak

      This makes no sense. You know that your groin muscles aren’t in your elbow, right? And you do know that he had a stellar first half this too, right?

  • larryf

    A good start or two by Nova will cheer us up.

    Pettitte down!!!