According to Bob Klapisch, the Yankees heard three weeks ago that Andy Pettitte is definitely retiring. The news didn’t come from Pettitte himself. It came from a “friend of Pettitte’s.”
Obviously Pettitte hasn’t announced anything himself, which indicates a decision has not been set in stone. Plus, that conversation with the yankees seems to have happened early last month, and a lot could have changed between now and then. Klapisch himself notes that the Yankees are still waiting for Pettitte’s decision.
But things have been pretty quiet on the Pettitte front, so any sort of news carries considerable weight. One of these years, Pettitte is actually going to retire. Could this be the year?
UPDATE, 3:28 p.m.: And just like that, Craig Calcaterra cites a source close to Pettitte who expects him back next season.