Andy Pettitte felt good after a 25-pitch bullpen session, but he did not try to throw at 100 percent effort. That was at the urging of the training staff. The greater test will probably come in his next bullpen session — most likely Sunday or Monday — when he might be able to push it a little more.
“I didn’t feel any discomfort at all, so for me that’s a positive,” Pettitte said.
This doesn’t seem to be quite as significant a step forward as expected, but it certainly wasn’t a step back.
Everyone in the media was building this up to be the day that we find out if Pettitte will return in time or not, but as it turns out we’ll have to wait a little longer. The Yankees are being very cautious with Pettitte though and that’s a good thing. There is no scenario where the Yankees would feel comfortable in October if Andy is not involved.