Found March 16, 2012 on
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Well, Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova just completed their third spring training appearances. Lucky for Nova, his consisted of a four inning, no run, no walk affair, and Pineda has a pretty good outing yesterday, too. Glad they both performed well or each could likely have been banished to the bullpen.
Or even worse – Triple-A. Yes, you heard that correct, a guy who won 16 games for the Yankees last season (12 of his last 16 starts), with the third best ERA of any starting pitcher on the team (just behind Freddy Garcia), and one who completed seven innings in nine of those last 16 starts, can be sent to the Empire State Yankees.
And this past off season’s biggest acquisition could also have tasted that fate of minor league-ville.
Joe Girardi has said that Nova, Pineda and even Phil Hughes all have options left, which tells me one of these young guys can be sent back to begin the season.
That is total garbage.
I don’t care if Nova or Pineda has a totally disastrous spring. They both sh...
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Andy Pettitte has reportedly come out of retirement and re-joined the New York Yankees. According to Jack Curry of the YES Network, Pettitte has signed a 1 year minor league deal: The Yankees have signed Andy Pettitte to a 1-year minor league deal worth $2.5 million. The team is thrilled to have 240-game winner back.
Andy Pettitte abruptly ended his retirement Friday, signing a one-year contract with the New York Yankees.
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Wow, this came out of nowhere.... Here's the story from Mark Feinsand:Andy Pettitte ended his one-year retirement, agreeing to a minor-league deal with the Yankees worth $2.5 million plus incentives.
“He’s coming back,” a source said.
The deal was first reported by the YES Network.
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