Plenty of news today:
* Andy Pettitte played catch but still felt some tightness in his lower back. He could throw a bullpen session tomorrow or Wednesday. He said he doesn’t want to get on the mound until he’s pain-free.
If Pettitte gets in a game by Friday, he can start April 2. If not, he would be pushed back. The day off on April 1 would allow for an easy rotation adjustment. But Pettitte and Joe Girardi said they were confident he would pitch sometime in that first turn through the rotation.
* RHP Chris Britton, RHP Dan Giese and LHP Heath Phillips were reassigned to the minor-league camp.
* OF Johnny Damon (flu) was scratched from the lineup and sent home.
* Legends Field will officially become Steinbrenner Field on Thursday.
* Former football Giants GM Ernie Accorsi is here as a guest of Brian Cashman.