Yankees Right in Calling Up Pettitte

Yankees Right in Calling Up Pettitte

Based simply on numbers, you can make the case the Yankees look desperate here, calling up Andy Pettitte to start Sunday in the Bronx before he’s truly ready.

But that’s a silly way of interpreting a decision they had to make. The Yankees are at least somewhat desperate to upgrade their rotation, notwithstanding Ivan Nova’s strong start in a 5-3 win over the Rays Tuesday, but they’re right in making this call on Pettitte.

There’s no guarantee his comeback won’t be a bust as he approaches his 40th birthday, but it’s time to find out one way or the other.

Pettitte has had nearly two months of his own personal spring training, so if the lefthander isn’t ready by now, a couple more minor-league starts aren’t going to make a difference.

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