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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Pettitte scratched

Andy Pettitte, scheduled to start today's spring game against Tampa Bay, was scratched this morning with inflammation in his left elbow. The team is airing on the side of caution, and feels that this isn't a serious injury.

"They're extremely cautious here," Pettitte said. "I guess it's good. Obviously I want to pitch but I understand. They don't want me to aggravate it more and it's Spring Training."

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that the injury is so minor, Pettitte was not happy with the decision to knock out his start. If it were the regular season, Girardi said, Pettitte would have been able to pitch.

"A pitcher is used to pitching with aches and pains, but now is not the time to have them," Girardi said. "I told him not to pick up a baseball."

Pettitte getting mad about not pitching is a good sign. There is no sense in further hurting yourself during the spring if you can prevent it.


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