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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 could be announced within the next few days, and it might not be the only move for the Bronx Bombers to announce. Heyman reports that New York is also optimistic it will have a deal with long-time closer Mariano Rivera by the week’s end.
Pettitte went 5-4 with a 2.87 ERA last season in a campaign that was shortened due to a midseason ankle injury. The 40-year-old boasts a very impressive postseason resume, however, having won a major league record 19 playoff games. The lefty is 19-11 with a 3.81 ERA in 44 postseason starts.
Rivera missed most of the 2012 season after injuring his knee while shagging flyballs...
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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
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 →
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...
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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Shout whatever obscenity you wish at the Yankee swish-hitters who two months ago embarrassed God and us - and not in that order. But at least we haven't yet plummeted to the toxic point where nobody wants to play in NYC. Because, folks, we once held that poisoned perch: Never forget the Greg Maddux era.Proof of our continued status: Andy Pettitte is back for another year, making...
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 [...]