New York, NY (Sports Network) - New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte will
announce his retirement on Friday, according to the New York Post.
Pettitte previously retired in February 2011 and spent the year away from
professional baseball. He returned to the Yankees in 2012.
The left-hander went 5-4 with a 2.87 earned run average in 12 starts last
season. Pettitte is 10-10 with a 3.93 ERA in 28 starts this year.
Pettitte has two more starts, including Sunday at Yankee Stadium against the
San Francisco Giants. He would then make the final start of his career next
weekend back home in Houston.
The Yankees and the Astros are the only two teams for which the 41-year-old
Pettitte has played. In 529 career games (519 starts), Pettitte is 255-152
with a 3.86 ERA. In addition, he is the winningest pitcher in postseason
history, having gone 19-11 with a 3.81 ERA.
Pettitte is a five-time World Series champion (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009).
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera also will retire at the end of the season.
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