The Yankees on Friday re-signed Andy Pettitte to a minor-league contract with the likelihood he will return to pitch in the majors. The deal is for one-year, $2.5 million.

Pettitte, who attended spring training as a special instructor, got the itch to return and the sides agreed on Thursday night.

"It is Andy Pettitte. If he wants to come back, we say yes," a Yankees executive said.

The left-hander, 40 in June, will work his way into shape over the remainder of spring training. It is unknown if he will be ready for Opening Day.

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