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Andy Pettitte, Alex Rodriguez making progress

Aug 5, 2012, 7:22 PM EDT

New York Yankees' Rodriguez and Pettitte watch batting practice during workouts at the team's spring training complex in Tampa Reuters

Good news here for the AL East-leading Yankees.

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that third baseman Alex Rodriguez underwent a checkup X-ray on his left hand Thursday and told reporters Sunday that everything looked “A-OK.”

“Waiting now, just have to wait it out,” A-Rod said. “There’s nothing I can do but wait it out now.”

If all continues to go smoothly with his rehabilitation, Rodriguez should be back on the Yankees’ active roster near the end of August. He fractured the fifth metacarpal in his left hand when he was hit by a pitch in late July.

Veteran left-hander Andy Pettitte is also making steady progress. He’s now riding a stationary bike, doing pool workouts and throwing lightly in a cage without feeling any lingering discomfort in his once-fractured left ankle. The 40-year-old is aiming to return to the Bombers’ rotation at some point in September.

  1. romoscollarbone - Aug 5, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    I know something that will help them recover quicker and in now way enhance their statistical output.

  2. romoscollarbone - Aug 5, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Or no way.

  3. Glenn - Aug 5, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    “Andy Pettitte, Alex Rodriguez Making Progress”

    Substitute love for progress and you have yourself a headline.

    • bozosforall - Aug 5, 2012 at 10:03 PM

      Typical gay comment of a typical gay New Englander.

      • Glenn - Aug 5, 2012 at 10:45 PM

        I think you are thinking too much about Sunday evening baseball blog comments. Dr Freud, sometimes a joke is just a joke.

      • bozosforall - Aug 7, 2012 at 11:52 PM

        Sure thing, gay boy.

      • aceshigh11 - Aug 6, 2012 at 8:25 AM

        How come you only post once a month, Slingblade?

        Does your prison only allow internet access that infrequently?

        Too bad for you…next time, keep your hands off the little boys, Sandusky-lite.

      • bozosforall - Aug 7, 2012 at 11:53 PM

        Some of us have a life outside of the Internet. Sadly, for you, the Internet is all you have, Boston loser.

  4. randygnyc - Aug 5, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Good news for the Yankees and us fans.

  5. buffalomafia - Aug 6, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    Since A-Rod doesn’t juice anymore he won’t beat Bond’s HR record!

  6. uyf1950 - Aug 6, 2012 at 4:44 AM

    Good news indeed about the progress of both Andy and A-Rod.

  7. retief1954 - Aug 6, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Sorry to hear of their progress. That’s s real shame.

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