The New York Yankees have agreed to a deal with the ageless wonder Andy Pettitte. Pettitte and the Yankees agree on a one-year deal worth $12 million. This will be Pettitte’s second season with the Yankees after coming out of retirement again.
Pettitte did not pitch with the Yankees in the 2011 season but came back for the 2012 season. Last year, he pitched in 12 games and recorded a 5-4 record and had a 2.87 ERA. Pettitte signed a deal with the Yankees in May but barely a month out of retirement, Pettitte broke his ankle, which kept him out two months of the season.
Pettitte will turn 41 in June and will try to keep his spot in the rotation while Michael Pineda is on the mend.
The Yankees are not done with their offseason shopping, though. They are still waiting on Mariano Rivera to sign his one-year deal that he was close to signing Tuesday.
Rivera will be much needed since the team is probably not going to re-sign Rafael Soriano. Rivera was another player on the team that was bitten by the injury bug in 2012. While shagging balls in the outfield during a routine batting practice, Rivera tore his ACL, costing him the season. Soriano picked up the pace but he was no Mariano.
Rivera is the all-time saves leader and should come back with the team within the next few days. He is likely to accept a one-year deal with double-digit dollar signs.
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