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Andy Pettitte knows Joe Torre well. Torre is the manager of the World Baseball Classic's Team USA. He asked Pettitte to pitch for the team, but Pettitte declined. He would rather stay with the New York Yankees during spring training and make sure he is ready to compete.
According to Brian Hoch of MLB.com, Pettitte informed the Yankees yesterday that he would not be pitching in the WBC. He had expressed interest last season, but now as he pitches one more season after coming back from retirement, Pettitte would rather focus on his club.
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While teams are discouraged from keeping their players from participating in the WBC, Joe Torre indicated that the Yankees had expressed concerns about Pettitte potentially pitching in the tournament. They were concerned because of the lefty's injury history.
Pettitte had retired after the 2010 season, but he decided to return last year. After accepting a minor league contract from the Yankees, Pettitte eventually made the Major League roster. Overall, Pettite certainly helped the Yankees make the playoffs last season. He pitched in 12 games and posted a 2.87 ERA. The Yankees hope he can do much of the same in 2013.
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