Yankees Notes: Pettitte, Williams, Chavez

Earlier this week, Andy Pettitte announced his retirement, bringing an end to months of speculation.  Well, for the most part anyway.  Here's some news on the left-hander and other Yankees tidbits..

  • Pettitte isn't planning on a comeback but he won't completely rule out another go-round after a year off, tweets Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger. 
  • For Pettitte retiring was a tough decision, but ultimately the right one, says Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com (via Twitter).
  • The Yankees have shown patience as of late but Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated wonders if Pettitte's retirement will make the club antsy.  Their newfound restraint has them 0-for-2 on Heyman's scoreboard when considering their miss on Cliff Lee.
  • GM Brian Cashman insists that patience is still the name of the game, writes Carig.
  • Bernie Williams is one Yankee who is ready to shut the door on his playing days for good, writes MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.  The 42-year-old centerfielder plans to make his retirement official at some point in 2011.  Williams hit .297/.381/.477 in 16 big league seasons for the Bombers.
  • Eric Chavez told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter) that if he makes the Yankees' major league roster, he knows he'll be playing in support of two phenomenal corner infielders.  Slusser tweets that it It sounds as though the Yankees made best offer of the teams that showed interest in the veteran.  The Dodgers, Blue Jays, and Mariners were among the other clubs known to be in talks with Chavez.

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