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Reports: Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte to announce retirement

Andy Pettitte, reportedly set to retire, won 255 games in his 18 big league seasons. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Andy Pettitte reportedly will announce his retirement. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte will announce his retirement today according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports also reported Pettitte's retirement via Twitter.

Sherman has confirmed Pettitte announcement.

From the New York Post:

However, Pettitte has told friends this season has been very hard on his body physically, much tougher than he had anticipated. The lefty also could see a great Yankees era coming to an end, an era he was a major contributor in constructing.

Pettitte, 41, will end his career following 18 Major League Baseball seasons, 15 with the Yankees and three seasons (2004-06) with his hometown Houston Astros.

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The lefthander's career record is 255-152, including 19 postseason wins. He is 10-10 this year with a 3.93 ERA.

The three-time All-Star has won five World Series championships with the Yankees.