The Yankees announced today that Andy Pettitte has joined them as an advisor to Brian Cashman.
"Whatever the organization feels like they need or that I could help at, that's what I would like to do," Pettitte said. "It's as laid back as could possibly be. There's really not a whole lot of exact job description. Cash knows how I'll handle myself. I'll help out any way I possibly can."
"Andy will help coach both the physical and mental side of being a champion and pitching in New York with all of our talent," Cashman said. "I've always told Andy Pettitte, 'I'll take as much Andy as I can get.' He's been a special one from start to finish, and he remains special."
Pettitte said that he was recently approached Derek Jeter about a similar role with the Marlins. Jeter brought Jorge Posada on board as a special advisor earlier this month, but Pettitte said that he chose to keep his pinstripes.
"Obviously that would be something fun you could consider, a couple of my buddies over there doing that," Pettitte said. "This is something that has been in the works for five years since I retired. Hal [Steinbrenner] and Cash and the organization have been so great to me."
Pettitte joins special adviser Carlos Beltran and others such as Reggie Jackson, A-Rod, and Nick Swisher.