AL East Notes: Pettitte, Torrealba, McClure

A few notes out of the American League East, where the Yankees owned a four-game lead over the Rays entering Tuesday night's action …

  • Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte hasn't ruled out the possibility of pitching again in 2013, writes Chad Jennings of the Journal News. "I definitely can’t tell you right now that I would say there’s no way I’m going to play," Pettitte said. The 40-year-old left-hander, who signed a one-year, $2.5MM minor league contract in March, is currently rehabbing a broken ankle he suffered in late June and hopes to return before the season's over.
  • Blue Jays catcher Yorvit Torrealba said he had several suitors after being released by the Rangers earlier this month but decided to sign a minor league deal with Toronto because he'd have more playing time, according to Gregor Chisholm of (Twitter link).
  • Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine remained vague as to why pitching coach Bob McClure was relieved of his duties on Monday, according to Dan Duggan of the Boston Herald. McClure was hired last offseason before Valentine was, but Valentine said he was on-board with having McClure as his pitching coach during the interview process.

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5 Comments on "AL East Notes: Pettitte, Torrealba, McClure"

3 years 10 days ago

Andy Pettitte did not say that there wasn’t a chance that he might possibly not not pitch.

3 years 10 days ago

He’s leaving all 17 options open.

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 10 days ago

I thought the title was about Troy McClure, and him making us remember films he’s been in.

3 years 10 days ago

“wait, wait, wait… Jeff Mathis is your starting catcher?? I’ll be right there”

3 years 10 days ago

Yeah, Bobby’s “We ran out of time and the other guys we interviewed were even worse than McClure” was just the kind of ringing endorsement Sox fans have come to expect.

OK, I’m paraphrasing there, but that’s essentially what he said.