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Andy Pettitte Returning To Yankees, Pitcher Signs Minor League Contract

Posted: 03/16/2012 1:53 pm Updated: 03/16/2012 1:53 pm

Yankee fans will soon welcome back an old favorite.

Andy Pettitte will return to the Yankees after signing a one-year minor league deal, according to a team news release sent to The Huffington Post.

The YES Network's Jack Curry tweeted specifics, noting the deal is worth $2.5 million and that the "team is thrilled to have 240-game winner back."

The 39-year-old southpaw is the all-time winningest pitcher in the postseason with a 19-10 record and 3.83 ERA in 42 career postseason starts, according to the release.

In the regular season, Pettitte boasts a 3.88 ERA over 16 seasons, most of that time having been spent with the Yankees.

Pettitte announced his retirement in February of last year. At the time, the pitcher said he didn't have the hunger to continue playing baseball at a professional level.

"When I digged deep down in and I did some soul-searching – I don't even know how to explain," Pettitte said at the time. "It wasn't there. It wasn't there like I wanted it to be there."

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