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Cashman pleased to hear Pettitte wants to play for Yankees

Updated: November 5, 2008, 11:33 PM ET
Associated Press

DANA POINT, Calif. -- New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wants pitcher Andy Pettitte to stay with the team for the 2009 season.

The 36-year-old left-hander said near the end of the season that he'd likely want to remain with the Yankees, and he confirmed that decision Tuesday in an interview with KRIV television in Houston.

"It's great to hear," Cashman said Wednesday at the general managers' meetings. "Obviously, Andy is a guy you'd like to have back."

With Pettitte's ...

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