Paul O'Neill: Andy Pettitte a major loss

In the clubhouse as much as on the mound, ex-Yankee says lefty leaves gaping hole

Updated: May 12, 2011, 8:58 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Even after all these years, Paul O'Neill doesn't think everyone realizes what the retiring Andy Pettitte would have meant to the 2011 Yankees.

"He's going to be missed more as someone for the younger guys to lean on," O'Neill told ESPNNewYork.com. "He's going to be missed every fifth day, but I still think and feel Andy was the leader and lot of people didn't realize it."

The Core Four is down to three. Jorge Posada, moving from catcher to DH this season, is probably ...

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