I didn’t see this coming. Andy Pettitte, who retired after the 2010 season, has signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees.
Well, I guess you can never have enough pitching. However, it appears the Yankees are worried about the diminished velocity on Michael Pineda’s fastball. It also appears the Yankees aren’t so sure about either Freddy Garcia and Phil Hughes.
Apparently, Pettitte’s family opposed his retirement and are delighted with his decision to make a comeback. Translation: His wife wants him to get out of the house.
In sixteen big league seasons with the Yankees and the Houston Astros, Pettitte won 240 big league games as well as 19 post-season games plus five World Series rings.