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Four weeks? Pettitte eyes early return

Updated: July 25, 2010, 12:55 PM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte said Saturday that the idea of him sitting out another four weeks with a left groin injury isn't "realistic."

The 38-year-old veteran, who played catch on flat ground for five minutes before Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Royals, believes he can return to the starting rotation much sooner than that.

"It doesn't seem realistic to me at all right now, but I haven't gotten on a mound," Pettitte said before the game. "When I get on the mound, ...

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