Mark Teixeira has been texting with Andy Pettitte. The Yankees’ first baseman spoke to reporters at a Pinstripe Bowl promotion in Times Square Tuesday. It sounds like he received the same vibes that Brian Cashman received in his conversations with Pettitte, that the 38-year-old lefty is leaning more toward calling it a career.
But no one knows for sure at this moment. Pettitte went 11-3 with a 3.28 ERA last season, although that groin injury sidelined him for much of the second half. Teixeira hasn’t given up on him leaning the other way.