NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Andy Pettitte knows he’ll be monitored closely by Yankees manager Joe Girardi.
But the veteran starter has his eyes on some lofty goals — especially for a 40-year-old.
“I know Joe is going to protect me as best he can as far as keeping my innings limited,” Pettitte said Wednesday. “But I want to throw 200 innings, make all my starts. Heck, I want to win 20 games, that’s what I want to do.”
Pettitte, who will turn 41 on June 15, hasn’t topped 200 innings since 2008. He has thrown two 20-win seasons, both with the Yankees. He had 21 in 1996 and repeated the task in 2003.