The Plan for Pettitte

Yanks down Sox to widen AL East lead
Afternoon links: Brackman, Ortiz, Prospects

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.

Yanks down Sox to widen AL East lead
Afternoon links: Brackman, Ortiz, Prospects
  • Matt DiBari

    I still cringe when I read “The Yankees have mapped out a plan.” after the Joba debacle last year.

    • bexarama

      The Pettitte Rules.

      … you know, I’d like to think up a plan for those >:D

  • Cecala

    I kinda hope its in Trenton because then I could see it.

    • bexarama

      Road trip!!!!

  • Pat D

    That’s a big “if,” in terms of the lead, especially pending the outcome of the next two games. Hopefully they find a way to win them with the unfavorable pitching matchups.

    • zs190

      Worse case scenario we lose both and still have a 4 game lead. Both Jeff Niemann and Wade Davis are having sore shoulders for Tampa, so they are going to be dealing with unfavorable matchups too for a little while.

    • Kiersten

      I don’t think Beckett vs. Burnett is an unfavorable matchup. It’s really a coin toss with both of them.


  • Andy Lyons

    I read a few days ago that the one thing the Yankees need as much as
    more pitching is another big bat. I read elsewhere the Dodgers are so
    fed-up with Manny that they would let him go on waivers. The salary the Yanks would have to put up for the rest of the year could make him
    a good short term aquisition. He might just behave himself and play
    ball for the last 6 or 8 weeks of the season.