Andy Pettitte is one step closer to pitching in the majors again.
Pettitte threw a scoreless inning in his first game since ending a one-year retirement and the New York Yankees beat the New York Mets 8-3 in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday.
"It felt good to be able to get out there and get the inning in, especially in a big league game" Pettitte said. "It definitely felt a little weird, there's no doubt about it. Once I got out there, it was just like you never left. It was fun."
Pettitte, 39, agreed to a minor-league contract on March 16, and could be ready to join the Yankees in May.
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"It was good to see him get on the hill," Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said. "I thought he was all right. I hope that everything goes according to plan, and look at five or six starts to build him up."
Pettitte last played in 2010, when he went 11-3 and was an All-Star. He is 240-138 for his career with the Yankees and Houston. If he's added to the major-league roster, Pettitte would get a $2.5 million, one-year contract.
Indians extend star shortstop's contract
The Cleveland Indians and Asdrubal Cabrera finalized a three-year contract on Wednesday, a deal that adds two additional seasons at $16.5 million for the All-Star shortstop. Cabrera will make $4.55 million this season, $6.5 million in 2013 and $10 million in 2014.
Cabrera, who would have been eligible for free agency after next season, said he would like to play in Cleveland as long as possible.
"This is the team I want to be on my whole career," Cabrera said.
The 26-year-old had a breakout season in 2011, batting .273 with 25 homers and 92 RBI. Before last season, the switch hitter had just 18 career homers. Cabrera led AL shortstops in RBI, was tied for first in hits (165) and was second in doubles (32) and runs (87).
Nationals: Left-hander John Lannan asked Washington for a trade after the team demoted him to Triple-A Syracuse, and he declared in an email sent to reporters Wednesday: "I believe that I belong in a big-league rotation." The Nationals gave the No. 5 spot in their season-opening rotation to another lefty, Ross Detwiler.
Angels: Albert Pujols hit a solo home run estimated at 441 feet with his final swing of spring training, and the Angels beat the Dodgers. Signed as a free agent, Pujols hit seven homers this spring, along with 20 RBI and a .383 average.
Pirates: Pittsburgh placed starting pitchers A.J. Burnett and Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list on the eve of the team's season opener against Philadelphia. Burnett is dealing with a fractured right orbital bone suffered during a bunting drill. He is eligible to come off the DL on April 10. Morton is still recovering from offseason hip surgery. He is eligible to come off the DL on April 13.
Indians: Cleveland placed center fielder Grady Sizemore on the 60-day DL and finalized the roster for opening day. Sizemore, who underwent back surgery last month, will not be eligible to come off the DL until June 3.
Athletics: Josh Donaldson hit two homers and drove in five runs against Yusmeiro Petit, and Oakland avoided a Bay Bridge Series sweep with an 8-1 victory at San Francisco in the spring finale.
Mets: New York agreed to a $25.5 million, five-year contract with pitcher Jonathon Niese, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.
Cubs: Chicago claimed infielder Luis Valbuena off waivers from the Blue Jays and outrighted right-hander Frankie De La Cruz to Triple-A Iowa.