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Yankees hire Andy Pettitte as special advisor to Aaron Boone

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees have brought back a franchise icon.

The club has hired former pitcher Andy Pettitte as a special advisor to manager Aaron Boone, Bob Klapisch of NJ.com first reported Sunday.

Pettitte, who was in uniform and around the team over the weekend, pitched in the Bronx from 1995-2003 and again from 2007-2013. The left-hander won 256 games over his 18-year career, which included five World Series rings.

Boone was asked about the hire following Sunday’s series sweep of the Royals, and he said Pettite is a “really good sounding board for everyone.” Boone added that Pettitte has no set job duties and will be around the team as much as possible.