Derek Jeter's Miami Marlins have signed the son of a fellow Yankees legend.
Left-handed pitcher Jared Pettitte, the son of former Yankees and Astros star Andy Pettitte, has signed with Miami as a free agent after he went undrafted earlier this month, according to reports.
Pettitte, 23, played his college ball at Dallas Baptist University in Texas, which competes in the Missouri Valley Conference. He began his college career with the Houston Cougars, pitching two years there, but entered the transfer portal after the shortened 2020 season.
Pettitte was a high school star in Houston, where he played on a team coached by Lance Berkman, one of his dad's former Astros teammates. His prep dominance didn't translate to the college ranks, though, where Pettitte posted a 5.90 career ERA across 87 innings, including a 2019 stint in a college summer league. About half of his 36 appearances, 17, came as a starter.
After the signing, the 6-foot-3, 220-pound southpaw told a Houston FOX affiliate he was living a dream.
Pettitte's father Andy was a three-time All-Star in the Major Leagues, and finished in the top-5 in Cy Young Award voting in six seasons. He spent the bulk of his career in New York, where he played 15 seasons alongside Jeter, as well as three years with the Astros from 2004-06.