BRONX, N.Y. — When Andy Pettitte left for Houston after the 2003 season, I was heartbroken. After Pettitte retired following an All-Star campaign in 2010, I was shocked. So, when Pettitte returned for a third tour in 2012, I, like everyone else, was pleasantly surprised.
It was on this date, March 16, 2012, when everyone was watching a mundane spring training game that the YES Network’s Jack Curry made the announcement. Pettitte was coming back to the New York Yankees starting rotation.
The Yankees have signed Andy Pettitte to a 1-year minor league deal worth $2.5 million. The team is thrilled to have 240-game winner back.