Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports that the Yankees and Andy Pettitte have agreed to a one-year, $12 million contract.
This is no surprise, as Pettitte had all but yelled from the rooftops that he was going to pitch in 2013 and it’s hard to see him changing teams at this juncture.
Pettitte made $2.5 million this past season while posting a 2.87 ERA and a 69/21 K/BB ratio in 75 and a third innings. He’ll slide in to the number three slot in the Yankees rotation behind CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda, one presumes.
Free agent reliever Bryan Shaw has received two multiyear offers, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The teams in question have not been revealed, but the demand for Shaw is expected to be high as he comes off of a career-best season.
The 30-year-old right-hander went 4-6 in 79 appearances for the Indians, drawing a 3.52 ERA, 2.6 BB/9 and 8.6 SO/9 in 76 2/3 innings. He ranked 12th among qualified relievers with 1.6 fWAR, his highest mark to date, and proved instrumental in helping the club reach their second consecutive division title in 2017.
The Mets are the last known team to show interest in Shaw, as the New York Post’s Mike Puma reported Wednesday. Nothing has been officially confirmed by the club yet, naturally, but they could still use a couple of arms to round out the bullpen behind Jerry Blevins, AJ Ramos and Jeurys Familia and it’s worth noting that the right-hander has already worked closely with Mets’ skipper and former Indians’ pitching coach Mickey Callaway. While Shaw’s proven consistency and durability should appeal to a wide variety of teams, he’s due for a big payday after making just $4.6 million in his last year with the Indians.