Rehab Updates: A-Rod, Pettitte, Nova, Aardsma

Game 133: Make It Four
Sunday Night Open Thread
A-Rod and Luis Sojo. Peas in a pod. (UPI/Mike Theiler )

The Yankees have an awful lot of players due to come back from injury this month, so here’s the latest on their rehab work courtesy of Marc Carig and Meredith Marakovits

  • Alex Rodriguez (hand) will not play for High-A Tampa today after playing in two straight games, and will instead do a lot of work on the side. Joe Girardi indicated that it is very possible A-Rod will rejoin the team when they arrive in town to play the Rays tomorrow.
  • Andy Pettitte (leg) threw 35 pitches in the bullpen and felt good. The next step for him would be facing hitters in live batting practice, which I suppose could happen within a day or two. A simulated game and then a minor league rehab stint wouldn’t be too far behind if all goes well.
  • Ivan Nova (shoulder) threw a bullpen session as well, his first time since going on the DL about a week ago. Right now they’re just going to wait and see how his arm responds before determining the next step.
  • David Aardsma (elbow) will continue his rehab stint with Short Season Staten Island based on his Twitter feed. The High-A Tampa season ends today, but the SI Yanks play until Wednesday. After that, he could play in postseason games for the Triple-A or Double-A squads.

No update on Pedro Feliciano (shoulder), but he threw an inning for Staten Island on Friday and I suppose could do so again in the coming days. His 30-day rehab window expires on September 9th, so they have a week to determine if he’s big league ready.

Game 133: Make It Four
Sunday Night Open Thread
  • Hoss

    Any chance we can put Girardi on the DL? There has to be some provision for managers who go nuts on the job.

    • Dave M

      Good idea. I was thinking the same thing today. I shut off the TV, I couldn’t take his weird moves any more.


    Alex – Better be back tomorrow as DH
    Teixera – Better be back for the Baltimore series
    Granderson – Better be back within a couple days

    If these guys aren’t back, the 2 game lead is gone and we’re looking a 2 game deficit this time next week.

  • Pat D

    I really, really hope that ARod has been spoiling those kids with post-game meals.

    Like having stuff from NYY Steak flown down or something. I’m sure the Steinbrenners could make that happen.

    • JohnnyC

      Pedro Feliciano apparently didn’t order a spread for Trenton the other night and left right after he pitched his inning. Gotta watch those pennies, Petey, it’s a tough economy out there these days.

      • Pat D

        I guess $8 million for doing basically nothing isn’t what it used to be.

        • Carl Pavano

          I agree.

  • IPK for Tim Reddings (formerly Brian S.)

    Hopefully A-Rod only needed 8 at-bats to get back into game shape.

  • Electric nunez

    Dear Hal
    Please buy Girardi a PS3 and the game the show, this way he can get his crazy managers moves out of the way before the real game that counts. Thank you
    Your fans

  • dc1874

    Little by little the Yanks are getting this rate the full team should be ready by Thanksgiving…