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Andy Pettitte re-thinking plans for 2013 after ankle injury

Sep 16, 2012, 2:51 PM EST

Andy Pettitte AP

Andy Pettitte will return from a broken ankle and rejoin the Yankees’ rotation Tuesday, but the 40-year-old left-hander remains uncertain about whether he’ll return in 2013.

Pettitte told reporters this morning that when he initially came out of retirement it was strictly a one-year thing, but the injury and lack of innings this season “definitely gives me the option to consider coming back again next year, that’s for sure.”

How he performs down the stretch will likely be a factor, of course, but before taking a line drive off his ankle Pettitte was looking like his old self with a 3.22 ERA and 59/15 K/BB ratio in 59 innings.

  1. braddavery - Sep 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Ah Jesus. Not this crap again. These wishy washy guys are SO annoying.

  2. randygnyc - Sep 16, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    We’ll have to see what he’s got the remainder of the season. But, regardless of his performance, there’s no reason to believe that if he focuses his entire offseason to coming back strong, he should be able to duplicate this years positive performances. Bringing back Kurosawa is also a necessity.

  3. randygnyc - Sep 16, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Edit. Kurosawa? Wtf, auto correct. KURODA!!!

  4. mazblast - Sep 16, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Who’s retired and unretired more–Pettitte, Clemens, or Favre?

    I think he’ll be back, B-12 and all.

  5. romoscollarbone - Sep 16, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Bahahah Kurosawa. Next best thing from Japanistan.

    • theskinsman - Sep 16, 2012 at 6:04 PM

      HGH is the bomb!

  6. badintent - Sep 17, 2012 at 1:37 AM

    @theskinsman
    HGH is only a small part of what Kobe and Byrum got in Germany, lots of red blood platelets, some flaxseed oil( roids) and a nice dup of insulin in a big blender. Jose is on it, so he can grow a new pair ( the old ones shrunk from roids.)

  7. 27xwschamps - Sep 17, 2012 at 2:58 AM

    Andrew Eugene take ur time..i got ur back..ur place in NYY history is set..# 46 is a true YANKEE till the end o ur career.

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