Pettitte comes back

Andy Pettitte went with his heart and headed back to the hill. A year after the star left-hander said he didn’t have the desire to keep pitching, Pettitte ended his brief retirement and announced Friday he was returning to the New York Yankees. Three months shy of his 40th birthday, Pettitte signed a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. If his comeback is successful and he’s added to the major league roster, he would get a $2.5 million, one-year contract. “My desire to work is back,” Pettitte said on a conference call. “The commitment level wasn’t there last year. I don’t know if it was because I had a year off; just my desire to work was back. This is where I’m at right now.”

Associated Press

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