The news that Andy Pettitte signed with Yankees one year after his short retirement shocked every one (for details, please see https://twyankeesfan.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/andy-pettittes-coming-back/) and once again this news surprised everyone that he is scheduled to pitch one inning in the spring training finale with Mets tomorrow!!! Too bad I can’t watch it live here in Hong Kong. T_T’ I plan to go to a sport bar to watch live Opening Game starting 3:10 PM 4/6, US ET.
Here is the report on Andy Pettitte’s scheduled one inning spring training debut!!!
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte will see game action for the first time since ending his brief retirement when he pitches
against the New York Mets in Wednesday’s spring training finale.
Pettitte is set to go one inning at Steinbrenner Field. The left-hander called
it a big step in his return after his workout Tuesday.
Pettitte ended a one-season retirement by agreeing to a minor league contract
on March 16. He could be ready to join the Yankees in May.
Pettitte threw his second simulated game Saturday, and talked on the phone with pitching coach Larry Rothschild following a 25-pitch bullpen session Monday.
“I bounced back pretty good after that last one, so we feel like an inning
would be good tomorrow,” Pettitte said. “I realized I feel good enough
Rothschild is with the team on a four-game road trip to Florida’s east coast.
If his comeback is successful and he’s added to the major league roster,
Pettitte would get a $2.5 million, one-year contract.