Via Marc Carig and Ben Shpigel, both Andy Pettitte and Alex Rodriguez came through today’s simulated game very well and with no setbacks, injury or otherwise. Pettitte threw 50 pitches to Alex and Greg Golson, presumably at max effort. Joe Girardi said he was very pleased with how his two stars did today, and that decisions on the next course of action will be made tomorrow.
Tomorrow is the first day A-Rod is eligible to come off the disabled list, but Pettitte surely needs a minor league rehab start, maybe two. Those will have to come during the playoffs, since the minor league season ends on Monday. I’m sure those kids will appreciate the help.