When Andy Pettitte faces hitters tomorrow, it won’t be simply a string of minor leaguers going head-to-head against the veteran.
Alex Rodriguez will take BP against Pettitte in what Rodriguez is hoping will be his final test before returning to the lineup on Sunday. Rodriguez wouldn’t promise a return on Sunday, but it seems at least possible. He took swings, fielded ground balls and ran the bases with no problems this morning, but he has yet to test himself 100 percent. That’s what the Pettitte matchup is about.