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.