January 27, 2011
Sports Illustrated reports that the team has already or will offer Pettitte $12 million to take the mound for the Bronx Bombers one more time. Pettitte made $11.75 million last year.
The lefty went 11-3 in 21 starts last season and has won 240 games in his career. The Yanks, of course, would love to add Pettitte to a pitching corps that currently includes A.J. Burnett(notes), Phil Hughes(notes), Sergio Mitre(notes), Ivan Nova(notes), CC Sabathia(notes), and new addition Bartolo Colon(notes).
NBC's HardballTalk reports that it's a "very strong possibility" that Pettitte won't retire just yet and will return to the Yanks this season.