Andy Pettitte will pitch in WBC

Via Jon Heyman, Andy Pettitte will pitch for Team USA in this year’s World Baseball Classic. He’ll join Ryan Vogelsong and reigning N.L. Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey in the Team USA rotation. Unlike a lot of people (so it seems, anyway) I enjoy having the WBC to watch every few years, but I’m not sure how wild I am about one of the Yankees’ starters participating in the tournament, especially the 40 something Pettitte. It’s more inning put on the arm of a guy who missed a big chunk of last season, and a greater chance of getting hurt. On the other hand, it’s more chances to see Pettitte pitch in what could well be his final season, and it’s not like guys can’t get hurt in camp or regular Spring Training games.

Update: According to multiple reports, Mark Teixeira will also play for Team USA. Along with Robinson Cano (Dominican Republic) and Francisco Cervelli (Italy), that makes four Yankees participating in the WBC.

4 thoughts on “Andy Pettitte will pitch in WBC

  1. jay_robertson

    If Andy blows something out (or gets a broken ankle/wrist/hand) playing for Team USA, are the Yankees still on the hook for his salary this year?

      • jay_robertson

        thanks. bummer, but thanks for the answer.

  2. mcmastro

    i love the WBC, but i don't love the fact that the Yankees 40 year old #3 guy is pitching in it. But he does know his body best, so it's not something to be overly worried about.

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