Pettitte Calls It A Career

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(by Drew Sarver,

Michael Kay of the YES Network and 1050ESPN radio announced Thursday morning that Andy Pettitte intends to officially retire after 16 seasons in the major leagues.

Since Pettitte’s return to New York prior to the 2007 season, he’s taken his time each off season to decide whether or not to return the following season. Since the 2010 season ended, Pettitte seemed to be heavily leaning towards calling it quits. Conversations with manager Joe Girardi and GM Brian Cashman gave every indication that the chances of Pettitte’s return for 2011 was less than 50%.

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