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Absent aces looming large in Tampa

With Pettitte retired and Lee in Philly, Yanks hit camp with uncharacteristic uncertainty

Updated: February 14, 2011, 9:35 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- Pitchers and catchers arrive at Yankees spring training camp on Monday, a day all baseball fans begin awaiting as soon as the last pitch of the previous season is thrown.

But when the clubhouse at George M. Steinbrenner Field opens Monday morning, Cliff Lee won't be walking through that door.

Neither will Andy Pettitte.

For the first time in recent memory, a Yankees training camp is being defined more by the players who are not here than the players who ...

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