Triple-A Yanks switch venues for Pettitte tuneup
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) Andy Pettitte's scheduled start on Sunday is enough to have the Empire State Yankees switch venues for what could be the veteran left-hander's final minor league tuneup.
The Triple-A Yankees' game against Pawtucket originally set to be played at Batavia will now be played at nearby Rochester. The change was made to accommodate Pettitte, according to a news release issued on Thursday.
The minor league Yankees are making western New York their base this season while a new stadium is being built at their home in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa. They're playing a majority of their home games at Rochester's Frontier Field, home of the Triple-A Red Wings.
The switch means the Red Wings' scheduled home game against Buffalo on Sunday has been moved up to Saturday as part of a doubleheader.
Updated May 3, 2012