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Pettitte plays catch, start could get delayed

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 24, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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.




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