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Andy Pettitte admits his legs “are not in shape”

Apr 1, 2012, 11:47 AM EDT

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The Yankees haven’t made a guess as to when Andy Pettitte will be ready to start a major league game. But we can probably rule out all of April.

The veteran left-hander told George King III of the New York Post on Saturday morning in Yankees camp that his legs “are not in shape” yet and that he must get them properly tuned up before he can progress to the next step in his throwing program.

So far, Pettitte has made it through two innings of simulated action. “The last thing I want to do is rush something,” he said Saturday. “At this point, it wouldn’t be smart. [The simulated game] was great, but it’s not a real game. It’s still not another team.’’

Pettitte signed a minor league contract with the Yankees in mid-March. He sat out the entire 2011 season after posting an 11-3 record, 3.28 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 101/41 K/BB ratio across 129 innings in 2010.
  1. yankeesfanlen - Apr 1, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Can’t see any reason to hurry- Memorial Day would be fine.

  2. eastcoastblows - Apr 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Take some more roids hen. That’sbhow your still playing anyway right. The Hanky Panky Yankees love juicers anyways! Thats how they win: roids and money

    • djpostl - Apr 1, 2012 at 2:20 PM

      Lol. It was HGH jackwad.

  3. password1 - Apr 1, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    juice em up

  4. 49ersgiants4life - Apr 2, 2012 at 3:48 AM

    Steroids are a joke guys make it off talent and get a little extra pop in their fastball or a little power in their bat other than that it’s pretty damn hard to hit a 95mph fastball period and that’s not the only pitch you have to worry about

  5. cereal blogger - Apr 2, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Nothing a little HGH couldnt solve

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