• Pettitte Stays on Track for Return

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Sep 14, 2012
    "That's what you come back for," Pettitte said. Andy Pettitte has said that he came out of retirement to help the Yankees get to the playoffs and win a championship. He's about to get his chance. Pettitte made three simulated starts in his rehab, including one Wednesday in which he threw 55 pitches. Pettitte, 40, is clearly campaigning to have his next activity come against big league hitters. According to Girardi, a conversation Wednesday night involving himself, Pettitte, general manager Brian Cashman, trainer Steve Donohue and team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad came to an obvious conclusion: "We feel that he's ready to go. Nova, who was been on the 15-day disabled list with soreness in his right shoulder, was cleared to pitch Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays in place of Freddy Garcia, who has not made it out of the fifth inning in three of his last four starts and has a 7.64 earned run average in those games.
    • Pettitte's latest workout provides more hope

      Andy Pettitte convinced a crowd of onlookers that included Joe Girardi that he can make his first start since June 27 on Tuesday against Toronto.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Nova in, Garcia out of skidding Yanks' rotation

      The New York Yankees will make a move to try to halt their slide in the AL East by replacing the struggling Freddy Garcia in their starting rotation with Ivan Nova, a 16-game winner last year who has not pitched since August 21.
      Source: ESPN.com

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