Andy Pettitte hasn't faced a batter since Cleveland's Casey Kotchman drilled a line drive off Pettitte's left leg, just above his ankle, on June 27.

Tonight, one day short of 12 weeks later, Pettitte will be back on the mound against the Blue Jays as the Yankees try to fend off the Orioles in the AL East.

"He was his old self when he returned," CC Sabathia said of Pettitte's comeback from retirement earlier this season. "When he retired, it was not because of injury. I expected him to come back strong and now I expect the same thing. He is ready to get back out there. It will be great to see."