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Should the Yankees Block Andy Pettitte from the WBC to Avoid Costly Injury?

New York Yankees are counting on a big year from veteran left-hander Andy Pettitte in 2013, but there's something standing in the way of them actually getting that big year.

That would be Pettitte's involvement in the World Baseball Classic, a risky bit of business that the Yankees may decide they want no part of.

As first reported by Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, Pettitte will be re-teaming with former Yankees manager Joe Torre to play for Team USA in this year's WBC tournament. The 40-year-old lefty will be one of a trio of starters that will also feature 2012 Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey and San Francisco Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong, according to Joey Nowak of MLB.com.

Frankly, I'm surprised that the Yankees didn't remove Pettitte's ...

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