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Pettitte holds news conference with Houston media

Andy Pettitte and his agent Randy Hendricks spoke at a news conference with the Houston media today explaining his departure from Houston by saying that the Yankees went after him like gangbusters while the Astros implicated that they wanted to move in another direction:

"It shocked me that (the Astros) would not continue to go up, when the Yankees continued to push and push and pursue and they (the Astros) really didn't do much," he said. "It was a full-court press by the Yankees. I've talked to the guys, and obviously they wanted me to come back up there."

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