Andy Pettitte Will Retire at End of 2013 Season

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent ISeptember 20, 2013

Andy Pettitte has pitched in the major leagues for 18 years, but his career is coming to a close. The veteran pitcher announced that he would retire at the end of the season on Friday, per the Yankees' Twitter feed: 

Andy Pettitte will retire following the 2013 season. #icon

New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 20, 2013

Joel Sherman of the New York Post had the scoop that the New York Yankees left-hander was reportedly planning to announce his decision to retire on Friday afternoon:

have not confirmed 100 pct, but getting lot of buzz Andy Pettitte will announce his retirement this afternoon. Will keep u posted #Yankees

— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) September 20, 2013

Pettitte announcing today so fans know last home start Sun, full circle final start will be near Hou home next weekend #Yankees #Astros

— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) September 20, 2013