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LHP Andy Pettitte makes comeback, rejoins Yankees
Andy Pettitte ends 1-year retirement, makes comeback and signs minor league deal with Yankees
By The Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) ' Pitcher Andy Pettitte has ended his one-year retirement and is making a comeback with the New York Yankees.

The Yankees announced Friday that Pettitte had signed a minor league deal with an invitation to big league spring training. If added to the major league roster, Pettitte would get a $2.5 million, one-year contract.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said there are no incentives in the deal and that Pettitte ' who is expected in camp Tuesday ' will only be a starter.

Cashman believes Pettitte will not be ready to break camp with the team when spring training ends early next month.

The 39-year-old Pettitte last played in 2010. The left-hander sat out last season, but was with the Yankees in camp this spring as an instructor. He threw batting practice several times, and also had a private bullpen session for team officials, including Cashman, manager Joe Girardi and pitching coach Larry Rothschild last Tuesday.

Pettitte first expressed interest in pitching again last December.

Pettitte is 240-138 lifetime. In his last season with the Yankees, he was an All-Star and went 11-3.

For many years, Pettitte was an ace for the Yankees and one of their most dependable pitchers in the postseason. He is 19-10 with a 3.83 ERA in 42 career postseason starts.

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