Andy Pettitte Rumors: Thursday

A year ago today, the Yankees and Andy Pettitte reached an agreement to keep the left-hander pitching in New York for at least one more season. Whether that will be Pettitte's last contract remains to be seen. Here are the latest updates on the 38-year-old's talks with the Yankees….

  • Brian Cashman spoke to Pettitte again on Wednesday, with the southpaw still on the fence about his decision, tweets Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger.
  • According to SI.com's Jon Heyman (via Twitter), Pettitte told the Yanks that pitching itself isn't a problem, but following his groin injury, he's not sure he can still do all the work necessary to pitch.
  • Ken Davidoff of Newsday suggests that Pettitte benefits from waiting to see how the Cliff Lee sweepstakes play out – if Lee signs elsewhere, the Yankees will have an increased need for Pettitte, while if the Yankees do land Lee, Pettitte would have additional motivation to return. Cashman believes Pettitte will be a Yankee in 2011, according to Davidoff, who agrees with the New York GM.


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