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The veteran left-hander is expected to decide on his return to the Bronx by the end of next week.
friend of andy pettitte says he expects pettitte to decide on '13 by the end of next week. #yankees— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 22, 2012
Speculation on Pettitte's fate has been a hot issue over the last few weeks, but all rumors seem to lean towards his return to the Bronx next year. The left-hander was expecting to throw close to two hundred innings in 2012 but only made it to seventy-five because of a freak leg injury in June, which could play a factor in his decision.
Though his stint with the Yankees was shorter than expected, the 40-year-old Pettitte still proved he has a lot left in the tank, posting a 2.87 ERA and 8.2 K/9 rate in twelve regular season starts.