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Yankee pitching coach gets raise

Updated: November 14, 2003, 8:43 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A raise made Mel Stottlemyre feel George Steinbrenner wanted him to stay on as the New York Yankees pitching coach.

"Even though it wasn't through a direct conversation or anything like that, it was like a show of good faith that he wanted me to return," Stottlemyre said Friday, a day after telling the Yankees he had decided against retirement.

With Stottlemyre's presence assured, the Yankees hope Andy Pettitte will follow suit. The left-hander, who became a free agent after ...

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