Most of the immediate media reports say that Andy Pettitte threw 25 pitches today in his bullpen session and had no discomfort. However, he didn’t throw at 100% effort. So, who knows what will happen when he turns the dial to max effort?
Mike Francesa, a few minutes ago, said that this all means a September 15th return for Pettitte. I suppose this makes sense – should he start making rehab appearances next week. However, that’s coming back with just two weeks left to the season. For the Yankees, sake, let’s hope that’s not too late.
Update: Girardi on WFAN now said that Pettitte had “no grabbing” and would throw another bullpen on Sunday. And, that the earliest return would be two weeks from Sunday.