Yankees Spring Training 2012: Andy Pettitte Makes Spring Debut

New York Yankees legend Andy Pettitte made his spring training debut on Wednesday. The lefthander pitched the sixth inning of a game against the New York Mets, facing three minor league hitters. It was a positive step forward for Pettitte's return this season.

Pettitte allowed a leadoff single to Cory Vaughn, who was thrown out while trying to steal. He got another hitter out on an infield pop-up and a grounder. His fastball touched 86 mph on the radar gun and his curve ball was clocked in the mid-70s. More importantly, he managed to keep his pitches around the plate.

Manager Joe Girardi had this to say:

"I thought he was all right. It was good to see him get on the hill," Girardi said after the Yankees' 8-3 win.

Pettitte, 39, is attempting a comeback this season. The last time he pitched was in the 2010 postseason.

For more on the Yankees, be sure to check out our blog Pinstripe Alley and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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