The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that Alex Pressley has been added to the list of attendees for their Winter Caravan.
The Winter Caravan will be hosted by the Jamestown Jammers, which is the Pirates' new affiliate in the New York-Penn League in 2013, and is slated to be at the Jamestown Community College student union on Thursday, Dec. 13.
The Caravan is scheduled to include Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, former Jammer Gaby Sanchez, Josh Harrison, the Pirate Parrot mascot and/or the Pirate Pierogies, broadcaster Tim Neverett and members of the Pirates' front office staff. All will take part in a meet-and-greet, autograph session and speaker program from 6:30-8 p.m.
Originally, the Jammers had 200 tickets available for this event at $5 each and some tickets are still available. They can be ordered by calling the Jammers office at 664-0915 or on-line at www.jamestownjammers.com.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation.
AP SOURCE: YANKS, PETTITTE
CLOSE IN ON DEAL
NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees are nearing agreement on a one-year contract in the range of $10 million to $12 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because talks are ongoing.
Pettitte, who turns 41 in June, retired after the 2010 season and then decided to come back this year and signed a contract guaranteeing $2.5 million.
He went 5-4 with a 2.87 ERA in 12 starts, missing nearly three months with a broken left leg after he was hit by a liner drive off the bat of Cleveland's Casey Kotchman broke his left fibula on June 27.
He would join CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Phil Hughes and Ivan Nova in the Yankees' projected starting rotation, with David Phelps also a possibility.
New York also is negotiating on a deal with closer Mariano Rivera, who turns 43 on Thursday. The career saves leader was limited to nine games this year after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while tracking down a fly ball during batting practice in Kansas City on May 3.