Pettitte could be close to returning, signing contract with Yankees (Mo too!)

The Twitter machine is abuzz with word that Andy Pettitte could be close to formally announcing his decision to return for another season and signing a contract with the Yankees. Buster Olney reported it first, and the speculation is that the deal would likely pay Pettitte $10-11 million in 2013. Yesterday, Mark Feinsand reported that Pettitte was already starting his offseason routine, which would seem to indicate that Pettitte has a desire to return, and just needed to see how his body would hold up.

In additional news, Jon Heyman passes along that the Yankees also expect to have a new contract with Mariano Rivera in the “next few days.” Combine that with having Hiroki Kuroda (and possibly Ichiro) already re-signed, and a big chunk of the Yankees’ offseason to-do list could be checked off before the Winter Meetings even begin.

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2 thoughts on “Pettitte could be close to returning, signing contract with Yankees (Mo too!)

  1. Excellent news. Assuming all these guys can stay healthy the Yankees starting rotation and bullpen should be a lot strong in 2013 than it was in 2012.
    Starting Rotation Of: CC, Kuroda, Pettitte, Hughes and either Nova OR Phelpes with Pineda hopefully available in mid-summer.
    Bullpen looks like: Rivera, Robertson, Joba, Aardsma, Logan, Rapada, ??? and probably Phelps as the long guy and spot starter. I would love to see them give Mark Montgomery a shot but that may not happen until the September call ups.