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Pettitte Not Big League Ready, Still a Question Mark

By Mike Silva ~ April 25th, 2012. Filed under: New York Yankees.

Yankees fans have been penciling in Andy Pettitte to takeover either Phil Hughes or Freddy Garcia‘s rotation spot. On a day where the organization received bad news regarding Michael Pineda‘s shoulder, Pettitte made another rehab start with Double-A Trenton.

According to Mike Ashmore of the Hunterdon County Democrat Pettitte’s velocity was between 86-87 mph. His average in 2010, his last full season, was 89 mph.

Bob Klapisch of The Record believes Pettitte needs more work.

Brian Cashman admitted he is going to need a few more starts.

Even Pettitte admitted he isn’t close to being ready.

Before you count on the Andy Pettitte of old to return to form, remember that he is almost 40 years old and hasn’t pitched to big league hitters in well over a year.

There is no evidence to date that Pettitte is anything more than a question mark.

Our very own Jed Weisberger was in the building and will provide us with his analysis in the morning.

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3 Responses to Pettitte Not Big League Ready, Still a Question Mark

  1. Daler

    It’s his spring training. Relax

  2. motohero

    forget pettit. fire cashman. bring up dellin betances and manny b!

  3. Frank Russo

    They can’t bring up Manny B. He is presently on the DL with a bad back.

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