Pettitte To Return To Yankees Rotation On Sunday
Pettitte set to rejoin rotation Sunday
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte is
set to rejoin the rotation on Sunday.
New York manager Joe Girardi announced the plan for Pettitte
before Wednesday night's game against Tampa Bay. Pettitte has been
sidelined since June 19 by a strained left groin.
With his return, Javier Vazquez will shift to a long relief
A.J. Burnett will start the opener of a three-game series at
Baltimore on Friday. CC Sabathia will pitch on Saturday, which also
lines up the 19-game winner to face Tampa Bay's 17-game winner
David Price five days later in the final game of a four-game series
with the Rays at Yankee Stadium.
Also, injured outfielders Nick Swisher (left knee) and Brett
Gardner (right wrist) could return to the starting lineup this
The Yankees signed left-hander Royce Ring to a major league
contract. The left-hander joined the team on Wednesday.
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