Afternoon quotables: A-Rod, Nova, and Pettitte

Here are some recent important quotes from the Yankees:

  • Joe Girardi seemed open to the idea of moving Alex Rodriguez in the lineup. Girardi said, “(If) you need to change the lineup a little bit, our guys understand.”
  • Despite not making the playoff roster, Ivan Nova still has a future with the Yankees. “Long-term, we got big plans for this guy, we really do,” Girardi said.
  • It sounds like Andy Pettitte is coming back next year. He said, “the competition and the desire to compete is still there.”