Pettitte will come off DL and start on Tuesday


Andy Pettitte will be activated off the DL and start next Tuesday against the Blue Jays, manager Joe Girardi announced this afternoon. He’ll be taking David Phelps‘ spot in the rotation. Pettitte declared himself “ready” following his latest simulated game yesterday, though he’s going to be held to a 75-pitch count in his first start back. The Yankees will have to make a 40-man roster move to activate Andy off the 60-day DL, and I suppose it could be Derek Lowe on the chopping block. Don’t quote me on that though.

Categories : Asides, Injuries, Pitching


  1. Drew says:

    My vote would be for Pierce. Doesn’t really serve a purpose with McGee here.

    • Laz says:

      I’m thinking they will keep pierce around. Especially with Teix still down they will probably want that extra bat at 1B. I’m thinking it might be Thomas, there is really no need to keep him, Lowe has been better than him, and has alot more experience.

    • Steve S says:

      I actually think McGahee.

  2. Bryan L says:

    I’d say Justin Thomas.

  3. Syrio Forel/Eddard/Occasional Troll says:

    Good to see Andy back. Here’s to hoping they get 20 solid innings out of him before the postseason.

  4. Better off Eddard says:

    Great news! He’ll get 4 good starts before a potential postseason. Os have bases loaded, no outs in extras. Their magical season continues.

  5. Hoss says:

    Can’t Betances be moved to the 60-day DL instead of cutting someone who might be helpful?

  6. 28 in 2012 says:

    Old school Andy is back. CC, HK and the kids should all be better off now. Yanks about to hit their stride again, im feeling it. You feelin’ it?

  7. Hoss says:

    O’s-Rays live on MLB network tied in top of 14th. Maybe this will go another 5 or 6 innings…

  8. OMG! Bagels! says:

    I hope Andy is right and is truly ready. I’d hate to lose him for the postseason.

  9. Pat D says:

    And in other news, the 2012 Baltimore Orioles are the luckiest fucking team in the history of baseball. 27-7 in 1-run games and 13-2 in extra inning games.

  10. yo says:

    and of course the O’s miss Price and Shields who we face this week

  11. RetroRob says:

    The best part is this puts Phelps back in the pen and gives the Yankees more depth. More Phelps and less Eppley and company is a good thing.

    • RkyMtnYank says:

      Phelps in the pen is not a good thing. He’ll be completely misused like he was earlier in the season and then get crucified by everyone when he not lights out in the bullpen. Andy coming back is great but who knows what you are going to get. The Yanks just moved their second best starter(behind Kuroda) to the bp.

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