Pettitte looks good in live BP

Andy Pettitte threw 35 pitches of live batting practice this afternoon, roughly the equivalent of two innings of work, and looked good as he pitched to Nick Swisher and Chris Dickerson.

“It was a good day, a positive day,” Pettitte said. “It’s a step in the right direction.”

Pettitte said that Swisher told him his changeup, four-seamer and sinker were strong, though Pettitte acknowledged he is “a long way from” being ready to drive his legs for 100 or so pitches in a game situation. Joe Girardi seems to be thinking about getting Pettitte into the April 4 game against the Mets.

“It’s not really important for me to get into a game, but I’m excited to get into a game whenever I can,” Pettitte said.

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