Andy Pettitte return 50-50, exec says

Updated: January 18, 2011, 10:55 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees' optimism about the return of Andy Pettitte has waned somewhat over the past week, a team source told ESPNNewYork.com on Monday.

"Last week I thought the chances were 60-40. Now I think they're 50-50 at best,'' said the source, a team executive who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Asked why he was less hopeful of a return by the 38-year-old Pettitte, the source said, "Another week has gone by with no contact as far as I know.''

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