Cashman expects Pettitte back next month

Cashman expects Pettitte back next month

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman expects Andy Pettitte to return to the Majors next month, but for now, the left-hander is "laying low" after his late-July setback.

"We have to let the healing process take its course,'' Cashman told the New York Post. "He had that setback which cost him a week to 10 days, but he is in the middle of the healing process.''

The 40-year-old Pettitte went 3-3 with a 3.22 ERA in nine starts before he fractured his left ankle June 27. He had a setback at the end of July.

"In Seattle, it swelled up,'' Pettitte said. "I did a little too much in Seattle. Now I am laying low. I have to take it easy.''

Evan Drellich is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @EvanDrellich. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.