Monday, April 16, 2012
Updated: Killer P's schedule
By Andrew Marchand
After Andy Pettitte's four scoreless innings, Joe Girardi said Pettitte needs four more starts before he will be ready for the major leagues. So Pettitte, conceivably, could return to the big club in about three weeks.
Pettitte is also expected to appear as a witness in the Roger Clemens trial. Jury selection for the trial begins on Monday.
Meanwhile, also on Monday, Michael Pineda is scheduled to throw his first bullpen since he was put on the DL with shoulder tendinitis. Girardi said he will have a better idea of where Pineda stands after the 'pen. Girardi said it is possible Pineda could basically need a full spring training worth of starts (six) to be ready. So there is no telling at this point when he will make his Yankees major league debut.
GM Brian Cashman said Pineda could throw in a minor league game by this weekend, but Cashman did not have an exact date yet.