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Andy Pettitte, Alex Rodriguez making progress

Aug 5, 2012, 7:22 PM EST

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┬árehabilitation, 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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