Former New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte told Derek Jeter he could take his job offer and, well, extend it to someone else.
Derek Jeter recently tried to snatch up Andy Pettitte with a Miami Marlins special adviser job. However, the former New York Yankees pitcher didn’t have to think too hard before turning down his former captain.
Pettitte instead took an adviser position with the Yankees.
“I spoke with Derek recently,” he told the New York Post’s Ken Davidoff. “Obviously that would be something fun you could consider, with a couple of my buddies doing that or whatever. But this is something that has been in the works for really five years. Hal (Steinbrenner) and (Brian Cashman) and the organization have really been so great to me.”
One draw of the Bombers post is that it allows Pettitte to spend plenty of time at his Texas home. He’s a pitching coach at a Houston school and still has at least one child at home.
The 46-year-old’s duties will include working with Yankees’ prospects and buttering up free agents. Pettitte called the job “very laid back,” per Davidoff, so whatever he does won’t be too intense.
The legendary lefty played 15 of his 18 MLB years in pinstripes. His 219 wins with the Bombers are good for third place on the team’s all-time list.