Andy Pettitte named Special Adviser to Yankees GM, Brian Cashman


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.

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