Andy Pettitte re-thinking plans for 2013 after ankle injury

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Andy Pettitte will return from a broken ankle and rejoin the Yankees’ rotation Tuesday, but the 40-year-old left-hander remains uncertain about whether he’ll return in 2013.

Pettitte told reporters this morning that when he initially came out of retirement it was strictly a one-year thing, but the injury and lack of innings this season “definitely gives me the option to consider coming back again next year, that’s for sure.”

How he performs down the stretch will likely be a factor, of course, but before taking a line drive off his ankle Pettitte was looking like his old self with a 3.22 ERA and 59/15 K/BB ratio in 59 innings.