Andy Pettitte proved a lot of doubters wrong when he mounted a successful comeback this season. Unfortunately it didn’t last long as a comebacker broke his ankle and has left him on the shelf since June and quite frustrated.
Frustrated enough that he hasn’t ruled out a comeback for 2013.
“No, I wouldn’t (rule out a return),” Pettitte told Chad Jennings of the Journal News. “I’ll go home and again talk to my family about it and pray about it and I’ll just do what I feel is the right thing to do. I definitely can’t tell you right now that I would say there’s no way I’m going to play.”
Pettitte came back this season on a one-year $2.5 million deal. If he wants to come back on a similar deal the Yankees wouldn’t hesitate. It’s possible that he could ask for a raise but because of his age and the fact that he’s sat on the DL for most of the season makes a significant raise unlikely.
He is scheduled to throw off flat ground today. If all goes well he could be on a mound within the next week. He’ll probably pitch a few bullpen sessions and then will try to get into a rehab game before the minor league season ends.