Pettitte may pitch in Grapefruit League finale

Pettitte may pitch in Grapefruit League finale

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Andy Pettitte may make his 2012 Grapefruit League debut in the Yankees' final spring game of the year.

The 39-year-old, who signed a Minor League deal with the Yankees earlier this spring, has yet to appear in a game, but that could all change on Wednesday.

Pettitte may appear in the Yankees' spring finale against the Mets in Tampa, but manager Joe Girardi wants to make sure Pettitte is ready for game action before he puts the veteran on the mound in a competitive environment.

"I want to talk to him when I get there, but I think we might pitch him tomorrow," Girardi said Tuesday. "I want to look him in the eye and make sure he's where he's supposed to be, and see how he feels."

Pettitte, who has been a member of five World Series teams with the Yankees and won 240 games in his career, is working to join the big league club at some point this season.