Pettitte Rehabs Tuesday and Aceves Tonight; Updated

Update 2:56: According to the NY Post, Pettitte was scratched from his simulated start today due to a tight hip flexor. It’s nothing major and he’ll throw a simulated game tomorrow. For right now, this only delays his comeback by a day.

Original article: Via the NY Post:

Andy Pettitte takes a big step today in his rehab program from a left groin injury in Tampa when he pitches in a simulated situation. If Pettitte doesn’t experience any problems, he would likely pitch in a minor league game Tuesday in Trenton (Double-A). When Pettitte went down on July 18, the Yankees hoped he would be back by Sept. 1. Providing there are no setbacks he might return before then.

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Versatile reliever Alfredo Aceves will make a second rehab appearance tomorrow night for Trenton and the hope is that he is sharper than Tuesday night when he worked two-thirds of an inning, walked two and fanned one.

The Yankees haven’t been winning a lot of late, but once they get these two back it will be a huge boost. Between them, Lance Berkman, and Kerry Wood, the Yankees should be fully loaded for the stretch run. If only Jorge Posada can stay healthy and on the field.

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