Andy Pettitte to retire tomorrow

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Yankees announcer and ESPN Radio host Michael Kay just tweeted the following:

I have learned that Andy Pettitte will officially retire tomorrow. [More] details to come….Michael

Ken Rosenthal has a source that is confirming that Pettitte will retire tomorrow. Jack Curry of YES Network has a full story on it here. He’s heading to New York where there will be a press conference.

This has been the bad news Yankees fans have feared for some time.  They’ve prepared themselves for it, but they’ve all hoped that Pettitte was going to give it one last go-around.

What does this mean for the Yankees rotation and chances?  I take a first stab at it here.  Short version:  everything’s going to have to break right.

Angels acquire Jabari Blash from the Yankees

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The Yankees announced on Wednesday that the club traded outfielder Jabari Blash to the Angels in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Blash, 28, was acquired by the Yankees from the Padres back in December in the Chase Headley trade. In trading Blash to the Angels, the Yankees were able to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for Brandon Drury, the infielder they acquired as part of a three-team trade with the Diamondbacks and Rays on Tuesday.

Over parts of two seasons in the majors, Blash has hit an underwhelming .200/.323/.336 in 279 plate appearances. He will try to play his way into a bench role for the Angels this spring.