With Pettitte in Mix, Rotation Is Rattled
By Peter Kerasotis // March 17, 2012
PETER K IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
Published: March 17, 2012
The New York Times
By PETER KERASOTIS
TAMPA, Fla. — Now that the exclamation point has settled in — Andy Pettitte is back! — here come the question marks.
As he approaches 40 and re-emerges after a year and a half away from baseball, can Pettitte be a front-line pitcher again? If so, who goes? C. C. Sabathia is locked into his role as ace of the Yankees’ pitching staff. And Hiroki Kuroda, who pitched four strong innings against Houston on Saturday, is penciled in at No. 2.
And then what?