Despite having an emotional retirement only a year ago, Andy Pettitte finds himself in his familiar pinstripes once again.
The Yankees have signed Andy Pettitte to a one-year, $2.5 million minor-league deal, according to the YES Network's Jack Curry. Pettitte has been in camp as a special guest instructor when the temptation began. Pettitte threw a bullpen session last week which convinced the veteran lefty that he could still get Major League batters out. Apparently has been working out during his retirement and pitching to his son's baseball team.
Despite the Yankees having six starting pitchers already in their rotation, C.C. Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Michael Pineda, Ivan Nova, Phil Hughes, and Freddy Garcia, they add an experienced and successful pitcher to the staff. Garcia hurt his hand when a comebacker smacked him, but X-rays were negative and will be ready within a few days. This could mean Garcia is set as a swingman and one of the young pitchers starts the year in the minor leagues or Hughes going to the bullpen.