Andy Pettitte reportedly has informed the Yankees of his intention to retire and will announce that decision on Friday.
Pettitte’s decision was initially reported by Michael Kay, Yankees television broadcaster and host on ESPN Radio in New York, who cited an unidentified source, and later was reported by SI.com and The Associated Press.
Pettitte, 38, pitched 16 seasons in the Major Leagues, 13 of them with the Yankees. He went 11-3 with a 3.28 ERA but missed two months due to a groin injury. He has 240 career wins, 203 of them with the Yankees. He ranks third in franchise history in victories, behind Hall of Famers Whitey Ford (236) and Red Ruffing (231).
The Yankees have not confirmed or commented on the reports.
Pettitte, who returned to the Yankees in 2007 after three seasons with the Houston Astros, took time after both the 2008 and 2009 seasons before deciding to return rather than retire. He has cited a desire to be with his family at home in Texas as opposed to continuing his career in New York as the factor in his decisions.
Bobbie Dittmeier is an editor/producer for MLB.com This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
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