Pettitte was reached by Jack Curry of YES Network by text but declined to reveal his plans. A person with Yankees ties said he believed it was "80 to 90 percent'' that Pettitte would pitch.
Pettitte suggested he'd probably come back after going 5-4 with a 2.87 ERA in his comeback season last year. But he hasn't been heard from in the six weeks since the season ended, leaving at least some intrigue.
Pettitte will receive a nice increase from the $2.5 million he received in '12, though his negotiation is hampered by the fact he will only pitch for the Yankees or retire.