Monday, August 20, 2012
NYDN: Alex Rodriguez, Andy Pettitte making progress, but neither are ready to return from injury yet
Alex Rodriguez isn’t ready to swing a bat yet and Andy Pettitte isn’t ready to get back on a mound yet, but X-rays Sunday on both injured Yankees indicate they are making progress.
Rodriguez said the X-ray on his fractured hand showed that it’s healing well and that team medical staff was encouraged. He will be with the team on the coming road trip, do strengthening exercises and be re-evaluated on Thursday.
“I’m not quite ready to swing,” he said.
Pettitte, too, will travel with the team and will be throwing on flat ground and said, “I’m hoping when we get back from this road trip (next Monday) I’ll be able to get on the mound hopefully. That’s me. The doctor hasn’t told me that yet, but that’s what I’m hoping it would be. If I didn’t have that setback in Seattle (last month), I would be already.”
Between Pettitte, A-Rod and Mark Teixiera you hope the Yankees will be at pretty close to full strength as September turns into October. If that ends up happening they may be able to put the best team that they’ve had all year on the field when it matters the most.
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