Andy Pettitte is attempting a comeback with the New York Yankees after sitting out the entire 2011 season, presumably retired. He’ll be 40 next month, and has made four starts in the Yankees’ minor league system. He did well at High-A, worse at Double-A, and he got hit pretty hard in Triple-A, as well as during a game at the Yankees’ extended spring-training camp.
It doesn’t sound very promising, but that was apparently enough for Yankees GM Brian Cashman:
Yankees calling up pettitte sunday, cashman announces
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) May 8, 2012
There’s no word yet on the 25-man roster move that will be made to add Pettitte; he will also have to be added to the Yankees’ 40-man roster, which is currently full, so the team will have to move a player off that squad as well.
I’m sure ESPN would like to televise Pettitte’s return, but they are committed to showing the Rangers and Angels on Sunday night, and TBS, who also televises a national game on Sunday, has booked the Braves and Phillies.
Too bad, national TV networks! Only people in Seattle and New York (and those with national TV packages) will see Pettitte’s return.