Following yesterday’s season-ending loss to the Tigers, Andy Pettitte told reporters that he plans to decide whether he’ll return to pitch next year relatively soon.”I’m going to try to make (the decision) as quickly as I possibly can,” said Andy, who hopes to have an answer within a month. “There’s no doubt I still have the desire to compete. For me, obviously, it’s the family situation.”
Pettitte, 40, pitched to a 2.87 ERA (3.48 FIP) in 12 starts and 75.1 innings this year, though he missed more than two months with a fractured leg. He has hinted at returning next season on multiple occasions this summer, and it goes without saying that the Yankees would welcome him back if he decides to continue pitching. I highly doubt they’ll be able to sign him for $2.5M again, however.