Andy Pettitte Will Retire at End of 2013 Season

Alex KayCorrespondent 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