Aug
13

Pettitte suffers rehab setback

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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.

Categories : Asides, Injuries

27 Comments»

    • Johan Iz My Brohan says:

      Chan Ho Park lol’d

    • JGS says:

      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.

    • j_Yankees says:

      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::

  1. Brad Toughy says:

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

  2. Kit says:

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

  3. PaulF says:

    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.

    • 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 says:

        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 says:

          Most Unfortunate

        • Chris says:

          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.

          • 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.

  4. bexarama says:

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

  5. Simon says:

    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?

  6. Simon says:

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

  7. EndlessMike says:

    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.

  8. larryf says:

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

    Pettitte down!!!

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