Originally written October 09, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
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New York Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte hinted that he’ll be returning for the 2013 season, reports Mark Hale of The New York Post: “I know one thing: I know the competition and the desire to compete is still there, and I don’t feel like I kind of got that itch out from the 70 innings or so that I threw this year,” Pettitte said. Pettitte continued that he was expecting to get in a little more work in than he did during the regular season before he was sidelined due to a broken ankle. The 40-year-old has since returned for the Yankees and started last night’s Game 2 defeat to the Baltimore Orioles. Pettitte certainly looked sharp enough last night and during the starts he was able to make this season. Over 12 starts spanning 75 1/3 innings he maintained an ERA and WHIP of 2.87 and 1.142. Pettitte did admit that he’s yet to make a final decision, but it appears that the veteran could be back next year. Follow @mlbinjurynews
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