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It’s official: Andy Pettitte is back

Nov 28, 2012, 3:04 PM EDT

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Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports that the Yankees and Andy Pettitte have agreed to a one-year, $12 million contract.

This is no surprise, as Pettitte had all but yelled from the rooftops that he was going to pitch in 2013 and it’s hard to see him changing teams at this juncture.

Pettitte made $2.5 million this past season while posting a 2.87 ERA and a 69/21 K/BB ratio in 75 and a third innings.  He’ll slide in to the number three slot in the Yankees rotation behind CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda, one presumes.

  1. uyf1950 - Nov 28, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    It’s for a little more money then I would have liked. But not totally unexpected since they just agreed to sign Kuroda for $15MM plus $500K in incentives. I think Andy would have felt insulted with to much less then this figure. But it’s still in keeping the the Yankees goal of just a 1 year deal so they still have their options open for getting under the 2014 Luxury Tax Threshold.

    • proudlycanadian - Nov 28, 2012 at 5:02 PM

      To make room for him on the roster they dumped the recently signed Eli Whiteside.

      • uyf1950 - Nov 28, 2012 at 6:18 PM

        …and it only cost the Yankees $200,000 that’s how much he was guaranteed on his very short stay.

  2. losangelesfan - Nov 28, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Good for him. That’s a load o’ cash for a 40 yr old.

  3. sdelmonte - Nov 28, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    And thus we are once again spared any Brett Favreish agony. And have once again postponed debate about Andy’s HoF credentials and controversies.

    In the meantime, Cashman gets another year to figure out which of the many young pitchers in the Bronx and in the minors will slide into Pettitte and Kuroda’s place.

  4. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Nov 28, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Maybe he can wear Jorge’s old shin guards on the mound. Keep those liners away from his ankles this season

  5. skids003 - Nov 28, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    I hope he doesnt hang on too long. Chipper did it right.

  6. alexo0 - Nov 28, 2012 at 3:49 PM


  7. sicklnick121 - Nov 28, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    I hope Andy, Jeter and Mo can play till there 60, that will be doing it right..I will even take Alex till 60 if they let him go back on roids and hit 50 homers a season..Maybe take Viagra Alex seems like the go to drug in the NFL

    • historiophiliac - Nov 28, 2012 at 4:20 PM

      I hope you all play them til they’re 60 too!

  8. buffalomafia - Nov 28, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    Why! Why! Why!

    Since George died his sons are running the team into the ground!

    The Yankees have to get younger,stronger & faster!

    Trade A-Rod!

  9. sjtorpitt - Nov 28, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    Where do you guys think Pineda will be? 4th?

  10. bozosforall - Nov 28, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    Next Mo, then Ichiro.

  11. badintent - Nov 29, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    40 is the new 35 for MLB. Better Training, Better Diets, and less DUIs= more $$$$$$$$

    • theskinsman - Nov 29, 2012 at 10:50 AM

      40 is the new 35 for MLB. Better Training, Better Diets, and less DUIs= more $$$$$$$$

      You forgot more PED’s

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