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Yanks expect Pettitte to start spring behind in prep due to distractions

Updated: February 12, 2008, 11:58 AM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Andy Pettitte no longer has to go to Washington, and instead, he is scheduled to report to the Yankees' training camp in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday. But staff members expect that Pettitte will be behind in his preparation for the 2008 season, because of the off-field issues that have dominated his offseason.

The Yankees won't get a first-hand read of just how far Pettitte will be behind until they see him throw later this week, but the status of the team's No. 2 starter is a major ...

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