Yankees general manager Brian Cashman expects Andy Pettitte to return to the Majors next month, but for now, the left-hander is "laying low" after his late-July setback.

"We have to let the healing process take its course,'' Cashman told the New York Post. "He had that setback which cost him a week to 10 days, but he is in the middle of the healing process.''

The 40-year-old Pettitte went 3-3 with a 3.22 ERA in nine starts before he fractured his left ankle June 27. He had a setback at the end of July.

"In Seattle, it swelled up,'' Pettitte said. "I did a little too much in Seattle. Now I am laying low. I have to take it easy.''