ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte is scheduled to pitch Monday in extended spring training, his second game action since ending a one-year retirement.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Friday the left-hander face Philadelphia minor leaguers.
Pettitte threw a scoreless inning in the Yankees’ spring training finale Wednesday against the New York Mets. He had a 45-pitch bullpen session Friday at New York’s complex in Tampa.
Pettitte agreed to a minor league contract on March 16 and could be ready to join the Yankees in May.
Also, right-hander Michael Pineda, who is starting the season on the disabled list because of right shoulder tendinitis, played catch for the second straight day and is to throw from distance Saturday.
Girardi said Pineda is not expected to throw off a mound in the coming week and will be sidelined at least through April.
Reliever David Aardsma, coming back from elbow-ligament replacement surgery, made 22 throws during his first session on a 5-inch, half-mound.