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Andy Pettitte out until September

Updated: August 19, 2010, 1:27 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte will not be ready to return to the mound until the first week of September at the earliest, and more likely the middle of the month, which could compromise his ability to be at his best for the postseason.

"I think if you get into the third week of September, and we haven't gotten him back, you'd be somewhat concerned," manager Joe Girardi said before Wednesday night's Yankees-Tigers game at Yankee Stadium.

Pettitte's ...

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