Pettitte throws second bullpen session, feels "good"

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Andy Pettitte continues to make progress in his rehab from a strained left groin.

According to Mike Mazzeo of the Newark Star-Ledger, the veteran left-hander threw a 55-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium and reported feeling “good.”

“I threw 30 pitches like a warm-up, sat down for about five minutes and threw a good, hard simulated (25-pitch) innings,” said Pettitte.  “I felt good and had no discomfort in there at all.  This is definitely the best I’ve felt, I just want to continue to go out there and not have any problems.”

Pettitte was off to an incredible start this season before the groin issue sidelined him in mid-July.  Once healthy, he will return to an 11-2 record, a 2.88 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.  He’s also fanned 90 batters in 115.2 innings and allowed only 38 walks.  The Yankees believe he is a little under two weeks from returning to the starting rotation.

Angels acquire Jabari Blash from the Yankees

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The Yankees announced on Wednesday that the club traded outfielder Jabari Blash to the Angels in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Blash, 28, was acquired by the Yankees from the Padres back in December in the Chase Headley trade. In trading Blash to the Angels, the Yankees were able to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for Brandon Drury, the infielder they acquired as part of a three-team trade with the Diamondbacks and Rays on Tuesday.

Over parts of two seasons in the majors, Blash has hit an underwhelming .200/.323/.336 in 279 plate appearances. He will try to play his way into a bench role for the Angels this spring.