As Andy Pettitte nears a return from a groin strain, the Yankees mapped out his rehab plan. The lefty will throw a full bullpen session tomorrow, and if he comes out of that feeling well, he’ll throw to live batters in a simulated game on either Thursday or Friday. The next step after that is a rehab start on either Monday or Tuesday, likely High-A Tampa or Double-A Trenton because Triple-A Scranton will be on the road on that point. Pettitte is hopeful he will only need one rehab start, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the team held him back for a second one if they have a decent enough lead in the division.
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