The report never did make any sense, as Pettitte has been clear that his options are retiring or returning for another year with the Yankees. Ryan told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram his only contact with Pettitte was an October phone call in which the pitcher, a partner with Ryan in two minor-league teams, called to wish him luck in the World Series.
"I asked him if he thought he was going to play in 2011 or retire," Ryan said. "He said if he played it would be with the Yankees because he wanted to retire with the Yankees. It wasn't like I was asking him if he wanted to come play for us."
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