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The wait may be coming to an end, as the Yankees are expecting a decision to come from Andy Pettitte, as early as this week perhaps, on whether or not the veteran lefty wants to pitch in 2013.
Pettitte, 40, returned to the Yankees last season after being retired for all of 2010. He picked up right where he left off, going 5-4 with a 2.87 era in 75 innings pitched. He was sidelined for about two months after a line-drive broke his leg, but returned late in September to help the Yankees make it all the way to the ALCS.
It’s been speculated that it’s Yankees or bust for Pettitte, meaning that he’ll don the pinstripes or retire. Since he showed he still had a lot left in the tank this past season, many think he’ll decide to return for a full season. According to the New York Daily News, Pettitte has begun his training regiment to see if his body responds well enough. He said at season’s end he would like to make a decision within a month.
With the Winter Meetings set to begin in a week from now, and GM Brian Cashman set to hopefully make some moves, Pettitte may feel the need to come forward with a decision soon so that he doesn’t hold the Yankees’ plans up. With Hiroki Kuroda already checked off the wish-list, many within the Yankees organization are predicting that Pettitte will return for one final go-around and a shot at a sixth championship ring.
Pettitte’s contract last year was only for $2.5 million. He would definitely want more than that if he returns, and the Yankees would no doubt be willing to give him a raise. With Pettitte in the fold, the Yankees rotation would be very formidable with Kuroda and CC Sabathia ahead of him.
Although Pettitte will be 41 next June, don’t expect him to end his career after throwing just 75 innings during his comeback season. He’s been quoted as saying he still has the desire to compete, so the Yankees and their fans hope that “the stare” will be back on the mound for 2013.
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From Bryan Hoch:Andy Pettitte has said that he feels like his left arm still has plenty of important innings to offer. The Yankees are counting on it.
Pettitte and the Yankees officially agreed to a one-year contract on Wednesday, representing the second major move of New York's offseason following last week's re-signing of right-handed starter Hiroki Kuroda.
A person familiar with the negotiations says Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees are nearing agreement on a one-year contract in the range of $10 million to $12 million.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because talks are ongoing.
Pettitte, who turns 41 in June, retired after the 2010 season and then decided to come back this year and signed a contract guaranteeing...
While left-hander Andy Pettitte hasn’t reached a deal with
the New York Yankees yet, he “has committed to pitch next year,” reports Mark
Feinsand the New York Daily News.
Update: Pettitte "has committed to playing next year," a source said. No deal has been reached yet, however.
— Mark Feinsand (@BloggingBombers) November 28, 2012
Andy Pettitte has said that he did not want to hold up the New York Yankees off season plans. The 40-year-old has already began working out this winter. The Yankee will know whether or not Pettitte will pitch in 2013 soon.
Last season Pettitte made 12 starts going 5-4 with a 2.87 ERA. He missed twelve weeks of the season after suffering a fractured left leg before returning in September...
Andy Pettitte‘s baseball itch apparently wasn’t scratched.
After sitting out the 2011 season, Pettitte returned to the Yankees to make 12 starts in 2012. Now, it looks like he’s on the verge of returning for an 18th big league season. According to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman, Pettitte is finalizing a one-year agreement with the Yankees worth about $11 million.
The deal reportedly...
Ageless left-hander Andy Pettitte has agreed to a one-year, $12 million contract with the New York Yankees. Reports indicated Tuesday that the two sides were close to a deal, and Newsday confirmed the agreement Wednesday with the 40-year-old left-hander. Pettitte, whose contract was $2.5 million in 2012, posted a 5-4 record with a 2.87 ERA despite missing nearly three months...
Andy Pettitte is staying with the New York Yankees next season.
The left-hander signed a one-year deal with the Yankees worth $12 million on Wednesday, putting baseball's biggest postseason winner back in pinstripes.
Pettitte turns 41 in June. He retired after the 2010 season, then decided to come back this year and signed a contract guaranteeing $2.5 million.
Taking a break from football and basketball and other fall sports - Looks like the New York Yankees will sign not only Pettitte but Mariano Rivera and Hiroki Kuroda for the 2013 season. I love Pettitte and I thought he did well when he wasn't injured last season, so I'm always happy whenever he returns. Mariano will be 43 but as a closer, age shouldn't be too much of...
Legendary southpaw Andy Pettitte inked a one-year contract worth $12 million earlier this afternoon to return to Gotham and play with the Yankees in 2013. Pettitte, a three-time All-Star who has captured five crowns in pinstripes, went 5-4 with a … Continue reading →
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With Hiroki Kuroda returning for the 2013 season, the New York Yankees will hope to get a key component for their starting rotation as they await the decision of Andy Pettitte.
The importance of Pettitte’s decision might be even greater now that Kuroda is back, and it would be easy to believe that the Yankees would want some...
The New York Yankees are optimistic they can work out deals for veteran lefty Andy Pettitte and closer Mariano Rivera in the coming week, sources told Ken Rosenthal.
The deal for Pettitte would likely be for one year and in excess of $10 million. Rivera would command more, Rosenthal tweeted.
Pettitte, 40, made 12 starts for the Yankees last season, going 5-4 with a 2.87 ERA after...
Another week, another starting pitcher returning for the New York Yankees. According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Yankees and left-hander Andy Pettitte are close to agreeing on a one-year contract worth close to $11 million. The deal means the Yankees will have the top of their starting rotation (C.C. Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Pettitte) returning for the 2013 season.
The New York Yankees are in serious contract negotiations with veteran left-hander Andy Pettitte for a one-year deal worth $11 million, reports the New York Post.
Pettitte turned down a Yankees offer worth $10 million last January. But when he decided to un-retire in March the Yankees offered him $2.5 million and he took it.
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Tuesday was a day filled with a flurry of news and rumors around the league, as the Cubs added RHP Scott Feldman, the Angels solidified their bullpen by adding closer Ryan Madson, and the Yankees got close to deals that would bring Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera back to the Bronx. As always, the Red [...]