Yankees starter Andy Pettitte said his injured trapezius felt good after playing catch Friday, MLB.com reports.
Pettitte is expected to throw a bullpen Saturday and could throw a simulated game if all goes well. He is on track to return around his first eligible date of June 1.
Yankees starter Andy Pettitte will play catch either Thursday or Friday, the Journal News reports Wednesday. Manager Joe Girardi is unsure whether Pettitte will be able to return when first eligible.
"We have it mapped or semi-mapped out," Girardi said. "I don’t know if it will be the first day, but it will be shortly after that."
Pettitte will complete long toss following playing catch....
The Yankees have no real plan for injured starter Andy Pettitte just yet, the Journal News reports Tuesday.
"They're giving him five or six days off from throwing," manager Joe Girardi said. "He's not scheduled to throw yet."
Girardi said that Pettitte may throw a simulated game instead of going on a real rehab assignment for his strained trapezius muscle.
New York Yankees left-handed starting pitcher Andy Pettitte
exited his last start due to injury, and the club placed him on the 15-day
disabled list yesterday with a strained left trapezius muscle, according to
Kieran Darcy of ESPN New York.
General manager Brian Cashman told reporters that the team doesn’t
consider the upper shoulder/back injury to be “overly serious,” adding that