Andy Pettitte will return to the New York Yankees for Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians, reports Cleveland reporter Nick Camino. Pettitte strained his left trapezius muscle in a May 16th start against the Seattle Mariners and headed to the 15-day DL the next day.
Vidal Nuno was called up from Triple-A to bolster the pitching roster. He pitched six solid innings against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 25th, giving up two runs on five hits in a 4-3 Yankees win. With Pettitte's return, Nuno may be sent back to Triple-A, or Ivan Nova could be sent down instead.
Including the Mariners game where he exited after just 4⅔ innings, Pettitte has posted a record of 4-3 for the Yankees, with a 3.83 ERA and 2.7 walks and 7.1 strike outs per nine innings. His health has been a consistent concern since he returned to baseball in 2012. A fractured fibula kept him out of much of the 2012 season, when he started just 12 games.