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Andy Pettitte abruptly ended his retirement Friday, signing a one-year contract with the New York Yankees.
The deal is worth $2.5 million for Pettitte, who had officially called it quits in February 2011, saying he no longer had the hunger and drive to play another season.
Pettitte, who will turn 40 in June, went 11-3 with a 3.28 ERA in 21 starts in 2010.
He owns a career mark of 240-138 with a 3.88 ERA in 16 seasons and ranks as baseball's all-time leader with 19 postseason victories.
It will mark Pettitte's third stint with the Yankees. He also played for the Houston Astros from 2004-06.
Signed to a minor league contract, Pettitte will be part of a crowded rotation when he is ready to join the Yankees.
New York traded for Seattle's Michael Pineda and signed Hiroki Kuroda in the offseason to join CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova in the rotation.
Phil Hughes and veteran Freddy Garcia have been competing for the No. 5 spot in the rotation this spring.
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As I was sitting down to watch the Yankees host the Washington Nationals today, the YES networkboys dropped a bomb.
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That pitcher Andy Pettitte has un-retired and had signed a minor league, 1-year, 2.5 million deal with a plan to return to the Bronx again.
It was said that Pettitte is allowed to take all the time he needs to get ready and that a rotation spot...
Pitcher Andy Pettitte is making a comeback with the New York Yankees.
The Yankees announced Friday that Pettitte had signed a minor league deal with the team with an invitation to big league spring training.
The 39-year-old Pettitte last played in 2010. The left-hander sat out last season, but was with the Yankees in camp this spring as an instructor. He recently threw batting...
Andy Pettitte‘s comeback will be the headline topic on tomorrow night’s radio program.
I wrote yesterday that I am not optimistic that Pettitte will be able to provide the kind of performance that makes his presence worth the signing.
This isn’t about money; it’s about the fact that he will create the kind of distraction that could potentially add pressure to Michael Pineda...
Andy Pettitte Andy Pettitte is my favorite baseball player. A family member of mine taught him in high school, and once upon a time he took less money to play for my favorite team, the Houston Astros. That same family member is telling me he’s heard that today the Yankees will announce Pettitte is returning to the team. On a personal level, I couldn’t be more excited...
39 year old Andy Pettitte returning to the New York Yankees, yes you read it right. The Yankees signed Pettitte to a minor league deal today, Pettitte is expected to join the Yankees rotation when he is ready. The Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said, “How do you not say yes to this opportunity?” The Yankees fans are going to be happy once Pettitte can return to the...
In the surprise move of the spring to date, Andy Pettitte is returning to the Yankees for another season. As Jack Curry of YES first reported, Pettitte has signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees that could potentially pay $2.5 million this season. Although Pettitte likely won’t be ready to start the season with the Yankees — he’ll need extended spring training or a...
The New York Yankees will be seeing a familiar face return to the mound this season. Andy Pettitte has agreed to a minor league contract with the Yankees worth $2.5 million, according to ESPN. Pettitte will start out in the minors and work his way back into playing shape. The 39-year-old lefty missed all of last season after announcing his retirement following the 2010 season. Pettitte...
It didn't take long for the pitching bug to bite Andy Pettitte— while he was hanging around the New York Yankees during spring training— and bring him out of retirement.
The Yankees have signed the Yankee great to a one-year minor league deal, according to the YES network's Jack Curry. The deal is reported to be worth $2.5 million.
Pettitte— who retired after the...
Derek Jeter sensed that Andy Pettitte wanted to pitch again.
Three months shy of his 40th birthday, Pettitte ended his brief retirement Friday. The left-hander signed a minor league deal with the Yankees with an invitation to spring training.
''I knew he was itching . . . thinking about it, but a lot of people say that,'' Jeter said before Saturday's game against...
Sources close to Buster Olney of ESPN The Magazine report that Andy Pettitte has signed a one-year Minor League deal with the New York Yankees with an invitation to Spring Training. The deal is worth $2.5 million.
Pettitte, 39, retired after the 2010 season after going 11-3 with a 3.28 ERA over 21 games. The pitcher has been with the Yankees this Spring as a guest instructor...
Andy Pettitte met his wife, Laura, in high school. Together, they have four children: Joshua Blake (1994), Jared (1998), Lexy Grace (2001), and Luke Jackson (2005). When Andy retired after the 2010 season, the reason he gave for hanging up his cleats was "to spend more time with my family." As a 38 year old, five time world series champion it seemed like a valid reason...
Wow, $2.5 million for a minor league deal. This guy must be good.Wait, he's 39?Andy Pettitte did not pitch in 2011, for anyone.