Slight setback for Pettitte; Tyler Austin removed from game in Tampa
Apparently Andy Pettitte over did it in Seattle with his throwing program and will have to back it off a bit. He had been throwing up to 55 pitches on flat ground but experienced a good deal of swelling in the ankle so he has been trying to stay off his feet. Per ESPNs Andrew Marchand:
“Doc said he was hoping it would be healed a little better than it was,” Pettitte said. “The first two weeks it healed really quick and I feel like we have slowed down a little bit. He said, ‘Let’s try to stay off it a little bit.’ That is where we are at.”
In Minor League News, Tyler Austin was removed from a game in Tampa today after suffering an unknown injury. I was listening to the game on MILB Gameday Audio and Austin hurt himself jumping against the RF fence trying to rob a home run. There was about a 5 minute delay while he was attended to but he remained in the game. He then Doubled in the bottom of the inning (2nd inn) but was removed after that. No official news on the injury yet. Austin just returned to action on 7/25th after missing about 3 weeks and the Futures Game with a concussion. He was 2 for 2 today to raise his Tampa average to .300 (6 for 20) and is now hitting .322 with 15 HRs, 17 SBs and a 1.003 OPS for the season.