Saturday, August 25, 2012
Pregame notes: Andy, Al, CC and Phelpsy
By Wallace Matthews
• Andy Pettitte threw two innings of 20 pitches each off flat ground today, but did not really push off, because, Joe Girardi said, he is not supposed to until he sees the Yankees' doctor after the team returns to New York on Monday. Girardi said he still believes Pettitte will pitch in a major-league game or two before the regular season ends; in fact, he said he thought Pettitte would have to appear in at least one game, and preferably more, before the postseason begins.
• Alex Rodriguez did some tee-and-toss for the second day in a row, using both hands on the bat, which is considered a sign of progress. He, too, will see the doctor on Monday and another X-ray will be taken of his broken left hand to gauge the healing process.
• CC Sabathia reported no problems the morning after his comeback start Friday night. "That's really positive," Girardi said. "You still want him to be able to do his side session tomorrow and come out of that feeling good, but that's really positive."