The New York Yankees have not even been able to begin negotiating a 2013 contract with Andy Pettite because they aren't sure if he will return to pitch in 2013. The 40-year old lefty isn't even sure if he'll pitch next year. Pettitte is still thinking things over and has not made a decision whether to return to the game or retire.
According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, Pettitte will likely wait until after Thanksgiving to make a decision about his future. The Yankees are waiting patiently, but they need to know Pettitte's plans so the team can adjust as necessary this offseason.
Pettitte came back from retirement last season and had a solid year for the Yankees. However, he suffered a broken leg after a come-backer hit him in the shin. Pettitte was able to rehab and return from the injury, but it has to be one of the things weighing on his decision. The chance of more injuries versus retiring. The chance at more success versus retiring. New York hopes they will have his decision soon.
Pettitte was 5-4 last season with a 2.87 ERA. He pitched 75 1/3 innings and helped the Yankees to the postseason.
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