Aug
28

A-Rod will take batting practice today; Pettitte may throw off mound this week

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Via Mark Feinsand, third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been cleared to take full batting practice today after seeing the doctors about his broken hand last night. He’s been swinging a bat and hitting off a tee and soft toss in recent weeks, but full blown hacks on the field is another story. If he can take full batting practice for the next few days and that goes well, I suppose minor league rehab games won’t be far behind. That’s good, they really need him.

In other news, Andy Pettitte will continue to throw off flat ground and hopes to get back up on the mound later this week. He’s been throwing for some time while gradually increasing how much he’s pushed off that fractured left leg. He’ll need more time to get ready than A-Rod obviously, and there’s a good chance he’ll end up making minor league rehab starts during the Triple-A and Double-A playoffs. That should be neat.

Categories : Asides, Injuries

6 Comments»

  1. Samwise Eddard says:

    Great news. We’re now down our regular #3 and #4 hitters. Not many lineups can withstand that. Some of these players below Cano in the order are going to need to step up if we’re going to hold off the Rays and Os.

  2. blake says:

    Hurry back Alex….can we hire Ned Colletti to find us a waiver bat?

  3. JohnC says:

    I suppose Steve Pearce will be in the lineup the next 2 gamest with the lefties Romero and Happ going the next 2 games

  4. Robert says:

    Saturday is 9/1 What position players will the Yanks call up!!!

  5. Athenian says:

    So Tex is out and ARod is apparently coming back. Have to wait and see. On the other hand, Dodgers inquired on both Sabathia and Tex. Yankees said no. http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....xeira.html Interesting.

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