Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte threw three sessions of 20 pitches off flat ground on Tuesday, going into his normal windup for the last 10 or 12 pitches, according to Girardi, who said Pettitte "actually looked really good."
The Yankees are hoping to have Pettitte throw off a mound in the bullpen on Friday or Saturday.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre manager Dave Miley has been named the International League's 2012 Manager of the Year. Miley also won the award in 2007.
Uganda's 2012 Little League World Series team, the first team from Africa to participate in the LLWS, will be guests of the Yankees for Thursday's game. The team will be on the field for Yankees batting practice and participate in roll call from Section 203 in the first inning.
On this date in 1977, Ron Guidry celebrated his 27th birthday with his third shutout of the season, logging a 1-0 victory over the Rangers. He faced just one batter over the minimum, allowing two hits. Graig Nettles tripled and scored on a Reggie Jackson single for the game's only run.