Andy Pettitte Will Make 2012 Yankees Debut on May 13 in New York
Pettitte’s return to Major League Baseball, which will take place at Yankee Stadium, was announced yesterday by General Manager Brian Cashman, the team said on the social networking site.
The 39-year-old Pettitte ended his one-season retirement March 16 and has been pitching in the organization’s minor leagues.
“The reports that I’ve got have been pretty good,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters. “He struggled a little bit his last start with the command of some of his pitches, but that doesn’t mean that he’s ready or he’s not ready. We feel that he’s physically ready, he feels that he’s physically ready and that’s why he’ll be here this weekend.”
Pettitte has a 240-138 career record and a 3.88 earned run average, twice winning 20 games in a season. His 203 wins for the Yankees are third most in franchise history, behind Whitey Ford (236) and Red Ruffing (231). He went 11-3 with a 3.28 ERA for New York in 2010.
Mason Levinson in New York at +1-212-617-4753 or email@example.com.
To contact the reporter on this story: Mason Levinson in New York at firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jay Beberman at email@example.com
Bloomberg moderates all comments. Comments that are abusive or off-topic will not be posted to the site. Excessively long comments may be moderated as well. Bloomberg cannot facilitate requests to remove comments or explain individual moderation decisions.