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 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.