Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte (fractured left fibula) played catch on Friday at Progressive Field and told Girardi that he felt fine. Pettitte is expected to ramp up his program next week at Yankee Stadium.
Alex Rodriguez (fractured left hand) is moving closer to taking dry swings with both hands on the bat. Rodriguez's next step from there would be making contact with a ball off a tee.
Yankees reliever David Robertson is still patiently waiting for news from New York, where his wife, Erin, is expecting the couple's first child. Robertson would leave the team as soon as possible to be present for the birth.
On this date in 1927, the Yankees defeated the Tigers, 9-5, at Navin Field as Wilcy Moore won his 15th game of the season. The win started an eight-game winning streak for New York, the second of two streaks of eight or more victories for the Murderer's Row club.