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Pettitte to announce retirement Friday
The Yankees have not had very good luck with free-agent left-handers this offseason.
Pettitte, 38, will announce his retirement at a news conference Friday at Yankee Stadium. The news conference is set for 10:30 am. ET.
Pettitte, 240-138 lifetime with a 3.88 ERA, wrestled the entire offseason with his decision. He has spoken often of wanting to spend more time with his family.
Pettitte played the first nine and the last four of his 16 seasons with the Yankees. He was with the Houston Astros from 2004 through '06. He was an All-Star three times — including last season — and finished in the top five in Cy Young Award voting four times.
The Yankees won five championships while Pettitte was on the roster, and he won one game in each of those World Series. His 19 career postseason wins are the most ever in the major leagues.
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