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Pettitte, Yankees iron out new deal

Updated: December 9, 2009, 8:48 PM ET
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Andy Pettitte asked himself all the important questions: Was he ready to prepare for another long year? Could he top last season? Was his family on board?

And then he decided -- rather quickly, too -- he indeed wanted to pitch again for the New York Yankees.

"I didn't want to regret not playing," he said.

Pettitte and the World Series champions agreed Wednesday on an $11.75 million, one-year contract. The deal represents a raise for the 37-year-old left-hander, ...

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