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Derek Jeter sensed that Andy Pettitte was 'itching' to pitch again for Yankees
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) ' Derek Jeter says he sensed that Andy Pettitte wanted to pitch again.
Three months shy of his 40th birthday, Pettitte ended his brief retirement Friday. The left-hander signed a minor league deal with the Yankees with an invitation to spring training.
Jeter said before Saturday's game against Houston that he knew Pettitte was "itching" to play and "thinking about it."
Pettitte is not expected be ready to break camp with the team when spring training ends early next month. If he's added to the major league roster, he would get a $2.5 million, one-year contract.
Jeter, the Yankees' captain, says if that happens Pettitte will "add to our team on the field, off the field."