After 18 years and a 20-win season (finally) in 2008, the Yankees' Mike Mussina had decided to retire, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
Mussina will make his decision official later this week, major-league sources say.
Mussina, who turns 40 on Dec. 8, is coming off the first 20-win season of his 18-year career. He is selling his home in Bedford, N.Y., according to one source, and planning to spend more time with his family in Montoursville, Pa.
Mussina held off his announcement until the completion of baseball's award cycle. He recently won his seventh Gold Glove, tied for sixth in the American League Cy Young award voting and even received one eighth-place vote for Most Valuable Player.
At least now the Yankees have a spot in the rotation for CC Sabathia (or Derek Lowe...or A.J. Burnett). Finally, the Yanks catch a break.