Andy Pettitte RUMORS & NEWS

  • Desperate Yankees convinced Pettitte done ‘for good’

    New York Post "The Yankees need a high-end starting pitcher desperately. Andy Pettitte has come out of retirement once before. So would the Yankees — in their time of need — call to see if the left-hander had any interest in coming out of retirement once again? “He has shut it down for good,” general..." December 21

  • Clemens hugs Pettitte, who testified against him

    New York Post "There appears to be no end to what Mariano Rivera can do. On Sunday he even brought Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens back together as the two shook hands and hugged briefly near the Yankees dugout following the Astros’ tribute to Rivera at Minute Maid Park. Clemens declined to talk about Pettitte..." September 30

  • Pettitte: "I love to pitch. It's a shame you get old."

    New York Post "These guys know how to go out in style. Just two days after Mariano Rivera closed out his career with an emotional sendoff in The Bronx Andy Pettitte managed to turn back the clock in his final start throwing his first complete game in seven years in the Yankees’ 2-1 win over the..." September 29

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Andy Pettitte will start Saturday instead of Friday in Houston.

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    have not confirmed 100 pct but getting lot of buzz Andy Pettitte will announce his retirement this afternoon. Will keep u posted #Yankees

  • Pettitte to announce retirement

    New York Post "Andy Pettitte is scheduled to announce his retirement Friday afternoon The Post has learned. Thus two members of the Yankees’ Core Four – Mariano Rivera and Pettitte – will be retiring after this season. Pettitte 41 has retired once already not playing in the 2011 season before returning to the..." September 20

  • Yankees ‘pen fails to pick up Pettitte

    New York Post "When Andy Pettitte exited Friday night’s game against the Red Sox the veteran lefty had to believe his personal winning streak was going to stretch to four straight. After all the Yankees led by five runs and the bullpen even without Mariano Rivera and David Robertson was only responsible for..." September 07

  • Yankees push back Phil Hughes, move up Andy Pettitte in rotation

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees made a slight alteration to their rotation pushing back Phil Hughes (4-13 4.91 ERA) to Monday and moving Andy Pettitte (10-9 4.05 ERA) up to Sunday. Hughes will remain in the rotation despite an abysmal second half but he will not face the hard-hitting Orioles. Instead he’ll face the..." August 31

  • Pettitte passes Ford in Yankees record book

    MLB.com "Andy Pettitte is the Yankees' new strikeout king. Pettitte tied and passed Hall of Famer and fellow left-hander Whitey Ford during his start on Monday against the Twins, and now stands alone atop the franchise's all-time strikeouts list. Pettitte tied Ford's lifetime total with his 1,957th..." July 02

  • Andy Pettitte remains driven

    North Jersey "The gray hairs congregate around his temples. They pepper Andy Pettitte’s close-cropped black hair. The ravages of time are settling in, and their reminders surround him daily. His declining velocity. His aging body. Longtime teammate Mariano Rivera’s much-celebrated final lap around the..." June 25

  • Pettitte feeling strong despite bad outing

    New York Post "Since coming back from the disabled list and a back problem in mid-May, Andy Pettitte had reduced his between-starts workload to one bullpen workout — until his most recent start, Thursday’s loss to the Rays. “I threw two [bullpen sessions] before the last start and I didn’t realize it while I..." June 23

  • Andy Pettitte notches 250th career win to lead Bombers over Mariners

    New York Daily News "For a milestone win by Andy Pettitte, there was no more fitting end than for Mariano Rivera to throw the final pitch. Pettitte won the 250th game of his career Saturday, allowing one run over 7.1 innings to beat the Mariners, 3-1, at Safeco Field. Rivera closed out the win for his 22nd save of..." June 08

  • Andy comeback marred by rally

    New York Post "Andy Pettitte started a game for the Yankees last night for the first time since mid-May, and Joe Girardi said he would be thrilled if the veteran lefty could give him six innings or 90 pitches. Pettitte couldn’t get either, or a victory, coughing up a three-run lead and settling for a..." June 04

  • Pettitte reluctantly reduces workload

    New York Post "Andy Pettitte has given in to the realities of age and injuries, and he cut back his throwing program in advance of his return from the disabled list against the Indians tonight — at least for now. He didn’t sound thrilled about it. “I haven’t got any work, really,” Pettitte said yesterday..." June 03

  • Yankees' Pettitte is back

    North Jersey "Andy Pettitte will turn 41 a week from Saturday, and he’s beyond being firmly rooted in his pitching routines. The Yankee lefty’s two bullpen sessions between starts have been as much a part of him as the Louisiana lilt to his speech. To deviate is to invite a feeling of uncertainty to the..." June 03

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Andy Pettitte is scheduled to pitch for the Yankees on Monday vs. Cleveland.

  • Pettitte could be back in rotation soon

    New York Post "Unless Andy Pettitte wakes up Wednesday with a barking left trapezius muscle, the veteran left-hander’s next step coming back from his injury will be jumping off the disabled list this weekend or early next week. Pettitte threw a five-inning simulated game at the Yankees’ minor league complex..." May 29

  • Yankees place Andy Pettitte on DL

    SI.com "The New York Yankees have placed veteran left-hander Andy Pettitte on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left trapezious muscle, according to multiple reports. The 40-year-old was forced to exit Thursday’s game against the Seattle Mariners after just 4.2 innings on Thursday. The Yankees have..." May 17

  • Andy Pettitte exits after 79 pitches with injury

    Bombers Beat "Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte was forced to leave his start against the Mariners on Thursday after 79 pitches with an apparent undisclosed injury. Pettitte appeared to stiffen and wince after throwing his final pitch, a swinging strikeout of Kyle Seager for the second out of the fifth..." May 16

  • Yanks’ rally falls short after Pettitte falters once again

    New York Post "The Yankees have found different ways to win games seemingly every day this season. So when Vernon Wells stepped up to the plate with two on and two out in the bottom of the ninth, it looked as if it could be his turn. “Those are the moments you love to be in,” Wells said after striking out..." May 06

  • Lowly Astros pummel Andy, injury-riddled Yanks

    New York Post "Pass the Imodium. Start with Andy Pettitte, move to Adam Warren and then liberally distribute throughout the Yankees’ lineup that was handcuffed by Lucas Harrell. “We have been playing well and to give up five runs early in the game, we didn’t have a chance to win,’’ Pettitte said. “It makes..." April 30

  • Yankees pitcher Pettitte says he's 'good to go'

    New York Post "Andy Pettitte went through his bullpen session without a problem yesterday and proclaimed himself “good to go” for his start Friday in Toronto. “Everything is where I want it,” said Pettitte, who was scratched over the weekend after suffering back spasms. “They want to see how I feel after [the..." April 17

  • Cashman: No issue for Andy

    New York Post "Andy Pettitte’s back issues may have raised some eyebrows, but Yankees general manager Brian Cashman insisted he is not worried about the 40-year-old. An MRI exam on Pettitte revealed nothing more serious than back spasms, according to Cashman. “They did an MRI on it a few days ago to be..." April 16

  • Pettitte’s next start pushed to Friday

    New York Post "Andy Pettitte’s stiff back will keep him off the mound for a while longer. The left-hander’s next start is now scheduled for Friday in Toronto after the Yankees decided to postpone a bullpen session yesterday. “He’s better,” manager Joe Girardi said. “But instead of saying, ‘Let’s throw a..." April 15

  • Andy Pettitte's start pushed back to Friday

    Bergen Record "The conversation did not go the way Andy Pettitte had hoped. He told the Yankees’ hierarchy that his back felt better and he was ready to pitch Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. "And they said, ‘OK, you’re pitching Friday,’ " said Pettitte, trying to hold back his polite..." April 15

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    Joel Sherman @

    Pettitte not starting Sunday, Girardi says back tight after last start, last nite back locked up

  • Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte both ready for Yankees Opening Day, Mark Teixeira remains hopeful of early return

    New York Daily News "Mariano Rivera's famed cut fastball was darting through the strike zone as usual Friday in his final appearance of what should be his final spring training. The Yankee closer, who is entering what he says is his farewell season, retired all three Nationals' hitters he faced, throwing only 10..." March 30

  • Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte lengthen spring training outings for Yankees

    New York Daily News "Shortly after 1 p.m. Monday at the Yankees' minor-league complex, two games began on adjacent fields against the Blue Jays involving mostly Single-A players from both organizations. The two starting pitchers for the Yankees, however, were anything but low-level prospects -- Andy Pettitte and..." March 19

  • Jeter returns to field while Rivera, Pettitte take mound last night

    New York Post "Jorge Posada squatting behind the plate would have made for a Core Four reunion last night at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Derek Jeter started his first game at shortstop since being carried out of Yankee Stadium with a fractured left ankle on Oct. 13. Andy Pettitte made his spring debut..." March 14

  • Andy Pettitte also makes spring training debut on day Derek Jeter returns to field

    New York Daily News "Derek Jeter wasn’t the only Yankee to return to the field Wednesday night. Andy Pettitte made his spring debut, allowing one run over three innings as the Yankees beat the Phillies, 6-2, at Steinbrenner Field. Pettitte gave up four hits and walked three, striking out three during his 58-pitch..." March 14

  • Retirement not Pettitte’s obsession anymore

    New York Post "The “Yankeeography” footage looks ancient, with Andy Pettitte strenuously working out alongside two men — Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee — whose association with the franchise has been wiped out. “I can’t wait,” The Rocket tells his left-handed protégé, “to come back and do this with you when..." March 01

  • Rivera, Pettitte hit right notes in first BP

    New York Post "Like so much of his marvelous career, Mariano Rivera’s initial baseball steps back from right knee surgery are going smoothly. “It was the first batting practice I threw this year and I am really happy with the results,’’ Rivera said following a 25-pitch outing at George M. Steinbrenner Field..." February 23

  • Andy Pettitte feels new teammate Kevin Youkilis will bring intensity to Yankees

    New York Daily News "Kevin Youkilis may have some ground to make up with Yankee fans, but Andy Pettitte loves the new guy already. And perhaps more significantly, he thinks Youkilis will give the Yankees something they need, adding some Paul O’Neill-like intensity on a daily basis. “I’m not the manager but I feel..." February 16

  • Yankees: Andy Pettitte had no doubt he'd return

    Bergen Record "This winter, Andy Pettitte had no trouble leaping off the fence between retirement and another season in pinstripes. "I had a desire to work this off-season like I was still young in my career," Pettitte said. "It made it an easy decision." So there was Pettitte on a bullpen mound Wednesday..." February 14

  • Andy Pettitte agrees with Yankees that WBC would have been too big a risk

    New York Daily News "Andy Pettitte has big plans for this season — 200 innings, 20 wins, not missing any starts. He knows, as he put it, “The Yankees are paying me a lot of money and I have a big responsibility and I want to uphold that responsibility.” And that’s why, as much as he wanted to pitch for Team USA in..." February 14

  • Pettitte, Mo among first to throw

    New York Post "Andy Pettitte, Hiroki Kuroda and Phil Hughes joined Mariano Rivera in the first group of pitchers to throw off a bullpen mound yesterday at George M. Steinbrenner Field during the initial workout of spring training. Staff ace CC Sabathia throws a bullpen session today and Ivan Nova, who is..." February 14

  • Andy Pettitte will not pitch in World Baseball Classic

    Bergen Record "Andy Pettitte will not participate in this year's World Baseball Classic. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, via text, confirmed that Pettitte's agent Jim Murray informed the team that Pettitte would not be on the WBC roster for manager Joe Torre's Team USA. Pettitte, 40,..." January 31

  • Yankees' Pettitte opts to skip WBC

    New York Post "Andy Pettitte has decided against pitching for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, an industry source confirmed. The 40-year-old strongly considered joining Joe Torre's group in the third go-round of the international tournament, scheduled for March 2-19, and Team USA left a roster spot..." January 30

  • Joe Torre makes his pitch for Andy Pettitte in WBC

    Bergen Record "Andy Pettitte remains open to the idea of pitching for Joe Torre again, but the Yankees have voiced their reservations about the 40-year-old lefty's inclusion on the World Baseball Classic staff. "We've had some clubs express concern about their [players] and of course the Yankees have done..." January 25

  • Torre wary of Pettitte use in WBC

    New York Post "Joe Torre still doesn't know if he is going to have his former ace on the mound for the World Baseball Classic, but he is aware the Yankees aren't thrilled about the idea of Andy Pettitte pitching in the tournament. "We've had some teams express concern and the Yankees have done that," said..." January 25

  • Pettitte not on WBC roster ... yet

    New York Post "Andy Pettitte, no stranger to indecision, has not committed to pitching for Team USA in this year's World Baseball Classic. But he hasn't withdrawn from consideration, either. The 16 WBC competitors released their provisional rosters Thursday, and Team USA didn't include Pettitte's name on..." January 18

  • Mark Teixeira, Andy Pettitte in World Baseball Classic

    Bergen Record "Andy Pettitte and Mark Teixeira will get a head start to the 2013 baseball season as members of Team USA at the World Baseball Classic this spring. The Yankee teammates are prepared to join manager Joe Torre's squad according to a report by CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman, along with Mets third..." January 15

  • Yankees Andy Pettitte, Mark Teixeira to play for Team USA in World Baseball Classic

    New York Daily News "Andy Pettitte and Mark Teixeira, two Yankees who endured injury problems last season, are scheduled to play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic in March, a source with knowledge of the roster confirmed Monday. If the Yankees are fretting over either player being out of their spring..." January 15

  • Pettitte, Torre eye WBC team

    New York Post "Seventeen years after they first started working together, Andy Pettitte and Joe Torre are headed toward a reunion. According to an industry source, Pettitte has agreed to pitch in the upcoming World Baseball Classic for Team USA, which will be managed by Torre. The two were together with the..." January 15

  • Andy Pettitte agrees to one-year, $12 million contract with Yankees for 2013 season

    Newark Star-Ledger "It seemed like Andy Pettitte had already made the decision that he wanted to return to pitch another season for the Yankees. It was just a matter of going home to Texas and getting his family's blessing. "I still have a desire to pitch," Pettitte said tonight on a conference call after it was..." November 29

  • Pettitte re-signs with Yankees for one year, $12 million

    New York Post "When the Yankees entered the off-season they made pitching their top priority. Now, with the Winter Meetings officially opening Monday in Nashville, the defending AL East champions are very close to accomplishing what they wanted: bring back three productive veteran arms on one-year..." November 29

  • Andy Pettitte will return to Yankees for 2013 season as contract details worked out, Bombers close to bringing back Mariano Rivera: sources

    New York Daily News "The decision is in: Andy Pettitte isn't set to retire just yet. According to a source, Pettitte has decided to pitch in 2013, ending his six-week deliberation about his future. "He has committed to playing next year," the source said. Now it's up to Brian Cashman and Pettitte's agent, Jim..." November 28

  • Pettitte expected to make decision 'soon' on a return to the Yankees as he begins to test his 40-year-old frame

    New York Daily News "Andy Pettitte wasn't willing to commit to the Yankees last winter until he knew for certain his body was ready to go through the grind of a baseball season. It appears he's testing his 40-year-old frame once again before making any decisions about 2013. According to a source, Pettitte has..." November 26

  • Andy Pettitte expected to make decision on 2013 by the end of next week

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees managed to keep Hiroki Kuroda in the fold this week with a one-year, $15 million contract, but they are still waiting on word from Andy Pettitte. They should have their answer soon. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com was told by a friend of Pettitte that he expects the veteran southpaw to..." November 23

  • Andy Pettitte unlikely to make decision to play next year by Thanksgiving

    New York Daily News "The Andy Pettitte waiting game continues. Pettitte is spending Thanksgiving week with his family at their ranch, making it unlikely that the lefthander will deliver his decision on his baseball future by Thanksgiving. The Yankees are awaiting word on whether the 40-year-old southpaw plans to..." November 20