According to the¬†New York Post, Andy Pettitte may be back in the New York Yankees starting rotation by Tuesday or Wednesday of next week if today’s simulated game goes well.¬†Pettitte, who surprisingly returned the Yankees this season on a one-year deal, fractured his ankle back on June 27th after being hit by a line drive. On the year, Pettitte was pitching well, posting a 3.22 ERA, 3.41 FIP, 2.96 xFIP, 25.2 K% and 6.4 BB% in nine starts.

New York has struggled as of late, going 23-28 in their last 51 games. Once thought to be a lock to win the American League East, they now see themselves in a tie with Baltimore for the division lead. The ten game advantage they once owned over the O’s back on July 17th is a thing of the past, and with teams like the Rays and Angels playing good baseball, even locking up a Wild Card spot may be a tough assignment.