I don't know about you, but I woke up to the news that Andy Pettitte was making a comeback with the Yankees. Now imagine somebody on vacation, completely off the grid. Doesn't have his phone, not using the Internet. He'll come home next week, and Andy Pettitte won't just be making a comeback; Andy Pettitte will already be busy in camp. That's going to come as a shock, to that traveling person.
Pettitte should report to camp "sometime early next week" according to Cashman, possibly Tuesday.— Mark Feinsand (@BloggingBombers) March 16, 2012
In a matter of days, Andy Pettitte's going to be all back to normal. Familiar players, familiar workouts, familiar scene. Pettitte's going to be behind everyone else, and he'll have to go through a full spring training where his teammates are well underway, but if things go according to plan, Pettitte's return to a major-league mound might not be far off:
Cashman said Pettitte would have to go through a whole spring training, so it sounds like he wouldn't be with the team until May.— Mark Feinsand (@BloggingBombers) March 16, 2012
According to reports, there aren't any incentives in Pettitte's contract. He gets $2.5 million. If he's Andy Pettitte, or anything close to Andy Pettitte, he'll be worth more than that. It remains to be seen how the Yankees might fit a healthy Pettitte into the rotation, but don't feel bad for them. I think they'll be okay.