Reports: Yankees place Andy Pettitte on DL
The New York Yankees have placed veteran left-hander Andy Pettitte on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left trapezious muscle, according to multiple reports. The 40-year-old was forced to exit Thursday’s game against the Seattle Mariners after just 4.2 innings on Thursday. The Yankees have recalled pitcher Vidal Nuno from Triple-A to take Pettitte’s place on the roster.
Yankees manager Joe Giardi said Pettitte felt “OK” on Friday and the disabled list was a possibility for the southpaw. Pettitte joins right-hander Ivan Nova as another pitcher in the Yankees starting rotation to be placed on the disabled list. Pettitte believes he will be able to return once the 15-day stint is complete.
Pettitte is 4-3 with a 3.83 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 49.1 innings of work for the Yankees this season.
Andy Pettitte to DL, believes he can be back as soon as 15 days are up. Vidal Nuno back to rotation.—
Pete Caldera (@pcaldera) May 17, 2013
Yankees put Pettitte on DL. Nuno coming back to start.—
Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) May 17, 2013