Via Ken Davidoff & Joel Sherman: Brian Cashman and the Yankees have still not heard from Andy Pettitte about his intentions for next season. The left-hander supposedly “hinted strongly” at returning last month, and Marc Carig says Joe Girardi has spoken to Andy recently and wouldn’t be surprised if he came back.
Pettitte, 40, said he hoped to make a decision about his future within a month after the Yankees were eliminated from the ALCS. He has since changed agents, joining Casey Close after being represented by the Hendricks Brothers throughout his career. Close also represents Derek Jeter. The Yankees appear to be waiting for Pettitte (and Hiroki Kuroda) to decide on his future before moving forward with their offseason plans because hey, getting him back on a one-year deal is more attractive than most of the other free agent pitching options out there.