Well, we all saw today what Sergio Mitre can do (not much) so getting Pettitte back as soon as possibly is very important.
Andy Pettitte has already been in Joe Girardi's ear, telling the Yankees manager at every turn that he feels fine and could be back soon, despite a left groin strain that the team expects to keep him out until mid-August.
The 38-year-old left-hander played catch for about 5 minutes from 60 feet before New York played the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. He'll fly to Florida on Monday for more rehab.
''I mean, I feel good,'' Pettitte said. ''I'm not having any problems at all.''...
''They told me to take it day-by-day,'' Pettitte said. ''As soon as I can start long tossing, that'll be great, because I can keep my arm strength up.''
Still, I don't think the Yankees won't rush things. Cashman seems overly confident in this bunch, and both he and Girardi both seem to be in love with Mitre. Also, with Pettitte being 38-years old they're going to make sure he's 100% before throwing him back out there. The last thing this team needs is to send a almost healthy Pettitte back on the mound, only to have him come limping off a few innings later.