New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte will see game action for the first time since ending his brief retirement when he pitches against the New York Mets in Wednesday's spring training finale.Hey, a reason to watch spring training. Nice!
Pettitte is set to go one inning at Steinbrenner Field. The left-hander called it a big step in his return after his workout on Tuesday.
Pettitte ended a one-season retirement by agreeing to a minor league contract on March 16. He could be ready to join the Yankees in May.
Pettitte threw his second simulated game Saturday, and talked on the phone with pitching coach Larry Rothschild after a 25-pitch bullpen session on Monday.
"I bounced back pretty good after that last one, so we feel like an inning would be good tomorrow," Pettitte said. "I realized I feel good enough to pitch."
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
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