The New York Yankees have not been heavily involved in the trade rumors this season, but their name has certainly been linked to some players. It seems right now the team is focused on re-signing their own free agents, and they did so with one of them yesterday. Beyond that, the team is trying to get healthy and look down the road at what the future might hold. Here are your Yankees injury news updates:
- The Yankees and Andy Pettitte have agreed to a one-year contract. The long-time Yankees lefty has been weighing whether to come back for another year or retire again. He decided to play, and according to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, Pettitte signed a one-year, $12 million contract. The deal represents a huge raise over what Pettitte made in 2012, and it shows the teams appreciation of what he did. Pettitte came out of retirement to help the Yankees last season, got hit with a line drive and broke his leg, came back from that, and still managed to post a surprisingly low 2.87 ERA.
- There has not been much in the world of news surrounding Derek Jeter. However, with the Yankees being linked to Stephen Drew, questions arose as to what that would mean for Jeter's future. CBS Detroit says the Yankees' interest in Drew is not a reflection of whether Jeter will be ready to play next season or not. They simply are curious if Drew would be interested in playing a "super-sub role."
Things will likely heat up with the Yankees and the rumor mill as soon as the team re-signs Mariano Rivera. They've got Pettitte locked up, not the focus will turn to their future Hall of Fame closer. Once he is signed, New York can dive into the trade market.