Friday, March 16, 2012

Pettitte's Back!

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.

Pettitte returned to camp earlier this spring, and though he indicated that he planned to remain retired, his three-day stint as a guest instructor “got his juices flowing,” a second source said, prompting him to put the pinstripes back on as a member of the team.

According to the source, Pettitte and the Yankees had been speaking about a possible reunion for weeks, but the trip to spring training cinched his decision.

“He got the itch,” the source said.!/Buster_ESPN/status/180701007414702081
Naturally, I have my doubts about any 39-year old pitcher who just spent a year in his living room, but it's Pettitte so why not give him a chance. I assume he won't be ready by opening day, so I guess we're looking at a mid to later April return.

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