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Yankees hire Andy Pettitte as adviser with franchise continues shift

The Yankees have added a great pitcher who helps with brains instead of arms.

Andy Pettit was brought in as an advisor to restore a lifetime of pitching and big-game excellence to the franchise, the Post confirmed.


Aaron Judge shook hands with new Yankees adviser Andy Pettit before Sunday’s game against the Royals.
New York Post Jason Suzens

Pettitte, who retired after the 2013 season and pitched for the Yankees for 15 years and won the World Series ring five times (1996, 1998-2000 and 2009), was part of a large contingent watching Jonathan Loaisiga pitch against Aaron Judge in Sunday’s mock game.

Lefties are immortalized in Monument Park.

This addition continues to signal a greater emphasis on experience, perhaps at the expense of analytical expertise.

After a brutal first half with a bad bat, the Yankees fired hitting coach Dillon Lawson, who hadn’t played in the majors, and replaced him with longtime slugger Sean Casey.

Star-Ledger/NJ.com first reported Pettit’s hiring.

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