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_ On Andy Pettitte: Girardi is not sure the 40-year-old lefty will be back. Pettitte went 5-4, 2.87 ERA in his return from a one-year retirement, a season interrupted when he broke a bone in his lower leg. “There’s a lot of hunger and fire there,” he said. “Every year as you get a year older you have to ask yourself and your family am I ready to give up eight months of my life.”

_ Girardi is entering the final year of a three-year contract but doesn’t expect to discuss it until after next season. “I understand how it works here and I’m OK with that,” Girardi said.