Pettitte expected to start for Yankees on Sunday

NEW YORK – The Yankees plan to add Andy Pettitte to their active roster and have him pitch on Sunday against the Seattle Mariners, general manager Brian Cashman said.

“I think everyone is in agreement, he’s not going to benefit from any more time down there (in the Minor Leagues),” Cashman said.

The start will be the 39-year-old’s first big league outing since the 2010 ALCS. He came out of retirement this spring after briefly attending camp as a guest instructor.

“If there’s a gap between the old Andy Pettitte and what we’re going to get, I don’t know yet,” Cashman said. “It’ll be nice to get another healthy arm in the mix.”

Cashman said that manager Joe Girardi and his coaches were in agreement that Pettitte could help the big league team after reviewing reports of his last start at Triple-A.

“I think our fans are excited, Andy is excited and I’ll be excited if he plugs in and helps us,” Cashman said.

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