Andy Pettitte has been pitching through shoulder pain in recent months, and he’s finally been shut down. He told reporters yesterday he will choose between the Yankees and retirement for 2009. Pettitte added that the Yankees "pretty much let it be known they’d like to have me back."
Pettitte would probably not require the same $16MM he did this year (George King says a the Yankees want him back for "a lot less money.") If he’s willing to pitch for $12MM or so, I don’t know why the Yankees wouldn’t bring him back.