Pettitte Looks Sharp in His Official Return

By  //  March 20, 2012

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Published: March 20, 2012

The New York Times

By PETER KERASOTIS

TAMPA, Fla. — Andy Pettitte thought “it was going to be a lot more awkward.” What he felt instead, in his first official day back with the Yankees, was “like I never left.”

He looked that way, too — in his familiar No. 46 and in his first bullpen session since returning from his one-year retirement.

Pettitte, 39, had a physical Tuesday morning, then threw approximately 50 pitches, most of them to catcher Russell Martin. Afterward, Martin proclaimed the session “as good of a bullpen as I’ve caught all spring — from anyone.”

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