Another Yankee Goes Down As Andy Pettitte Goes On The DL
Sooner or later the Yankees will get more players back on the field then go on the disabled list. Sooner or later.
Andy Pettittie, pitching mostly top notch baseball thsi year is the latest of the pinstripe brigade to be put on ice so to speak with a sprained right trapezius muscle. The trap muscle is located between the shoulder and back. Pettitte had to leave his last start, on Thursday early. Pettitte is 4-3 on the early season so far. He is also 40 years old.
Pettitte was scheduled to start Tuesdays ballgame against the Baltimore Orioles. Instead without a definitive plan yet put in place it looks like Vidal Nuno will get the start. Nuno just enjoyed his 1st taste of the big leagues. The Yankees used him in an emergency start at Cleveland in a double header. he went 5 scoreless innings as the Yanks beat the Indians 7-0 to split the double header.
Also getting an MRI was catcher Chris Stewart who hurt his groin in the same game Pettitte was hurt. Stewart's MRI revealed no damage so he is day to day. Both players were injured in Thursdays game at home against Seattle.
Unlike Pettitte, Stewart will not be placed on the DL. he is backing up fill in catcher Austin Romine who is filling in for the regular season starter Francisco Cervelli.
Cervelli is on the DL along with Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Texieira. The Yanks just got back outfielder Curtis Granderson.