Andy Pettitte Update: Pettitte Pitches Four Scoreless Innings In Class A Game

Andy Pettitte appears to be on the fast track to return to the New York Yankees. The recently un-retired left-hander took another big step in his comeback on Sunday, pitching four scoreless innings for the Class A Tampa Yankees.

The Trentonian's Trenton Thunder beat writer, Josh Norris, reported that a scout in attendance said Pettitte, 39, ""looks ready, but just needs to be stretched out."


Related: Time Running Out On Phil Hughes?

Pettitte retired after the 2010 season, during which he went 11-3 with a 3.28 ERA and made the American League All-Star Team. He decided this spring, however, to return to the Yankees.

Pettitte is expected to be ready sometime in May, barring any physical setbacks. Once he returns he will rejoin the Yankees starting rotation, meaning one of the current five starters will be bumped. Phil Hughes, hit hard in a loss on Saturday, is currently the most likely candidate to be dropped from the rotation.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.