Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/27/12
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 in the outfield. The most decorated closer in baseball history is expected to receive a paycheck similar to Pettitte’s. Photo via Wikipedia/Andy Pettitte

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Westbrook takes shot at Rockets for laughing at Roberson

Report: Adrian Peterson, Saints 'closing in on a deal'

Richard Sherman shows up for voluntary workouts

Jabrill Peppers the latest star to test positive for diluted sample

NFL draft prospect loses father to accidental shooting

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

DeMarcus Ware officially retires as member of Cowboys

Jake Long announces NFL retirement after nine seasons

Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell drops first music video

Giants will pick up Odell Beckham’s fifth-year option

Report: Nerve damage in Jaylon Smith’s leg starting to improve

Kobe Bryant, Michael Strahan talk about Dear Basketball animated short at Tribeca Film Festival

Where it went wrong: Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 exits

20 of the best NFL Draft red carpet looks

Getaway Day: Wild, wacky and weird week in MLB (and that's just the injuries)

11 names you need to know for the NFL Draft

Most inspirational sports movies, series and docs available for streaming

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'It's not good to play the King' quiz

Best of Yardbarker: David Fizdale and the Grizzlies won't go down quietly

Three Up, Three Down: Home run hitters are heating up

The 'Even the Browns can't mess this one up' quiz

25 times Mother Nature disrupted sports

In some ways, Dan Rooney was just another NFL owner

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Where it went wrong: Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 exits

Getaway Day: Wild, wacky and weird week in MLB

11 names you need to know for the NFL Draft

Most inspirational sports movies, series and docs available for streaming

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'It's not good to play the King' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: Home run hitters are heating up

The 'Even the Browns can't mess this one up' quiz

In some ways, Dan Rooney was just another NFL owner

The '♫Happy Birthday Simpsons. Simpsons, it's your birthday♫' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker