Pettitte likely to throw rehab game on WednesdayBy
Via Chad Jennings, the Yankees and Andy Pettitte are “holding pretty firm” to the idea of having the lefty throw in a minor league rehab game on Wednesday. To be clear, those are Pettitte’s words. Double-A Trenton will be at home taking on New Hampshire in their first playoff game that day, so I’d bet my money on Pettitte rehabbing with the Thunder. Triple-A Scranton will be on the road for their playoff game that day, and their opponent is still unknown. Trenton is a much better fit every way.
A Wednesday rehab start would put Pettitte in line to return to the Yankees’ rotation the following Monday, though I bet the Yanks will keep CC Sabathia on turn and have him face the Rays in Tampa that day. They could then have Andy pitch against the Rays the next day, pushing Ivan Nova back to Wednesday and Javy Vazquez out of that series.