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Topic - Andy Pettitte
Derek Jeter got two hits that ended an 0-for-10 slide at the start of spring training and Masahiro Tanaka gave up a home run to Freddy Galvis in the New York Yankees' 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.
David Robertson pitched a scoreless fourth inning Monday in his first appearance as the Yankees' new closer in New York's 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Joe Girardi found out about Derek Jeter's retirement announcement the same way almost everyone else did: when the New York Yankees captain posted a letter to the world on his Facebook page this week.
Jeter, who will turn 40 in June, has been a fixture in the middle of the Yankees' infield since 1996 after breaking into the majors the previous season.
To Derek Jeter, it was just another day to get ready for spring training.
One by one, Derek Jeter watched them walk away.
The Yankees talked frugality, then reverted to their high-spending ways.
In addition to the deal with the 25-year-old right-hander, the Yankees must pay a $20 million fee to his Japanese team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles.
Baseball's most acclaimed relief pitcher made an emotional exit in his final appearance in the Yankees' home pinstripes, when captain Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came to the mound to remove him with two outs in the ninth inning of a 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night.
Andy Pettitte had no interest in a farewell tour or some big pronouncement regarding his (second) retirement. Anything more than a conference call the day after the season would only feel embarrassing.
The 41-year-old left-hander initially retired after the 2010 season, but he sat out only one year before returning to the Yankees.
Shortstop Derek Jeter went back on the disabled list. Leadoff hitter Brett Gardner was ejected for throwing his helmet. And outfielder Zoilo Almonte sprained his ankle during the game.
Kirk Smalley stood directly in front of Andy Pettitte and held a photo of his son Ty inches from the Yankees star's face, pleading that such a tragedy should never again take place.
Derek Jeter was back in uniform at Yankee Stadium _ but only to play catch.
"This is going to try to be a true cutter," he said.
Yankees spring training instructor Andy Pettitte arrived for a three-day stay and said he plans to stay retired.