Pettitte strained his groin in the third inning yesterday and will have to be put on the DL.
Pettitte suffered a grade 1 strained groin on a 2-1 pitch to Kelly Shoppach, he tried to throw a warm-up pitch to see if he could stay in the game but said he felt significant pain on his follow through. An MRI revealed the strain and the Yankee’s made plans to be without Pettitte for the time being.
Sergio Mitre will take Pettitte’s spot in the rotation for now. Mitre has been on the disabled list since June 15, and hasn’t pitched since June 4.
“I stride way out and I have to make sure it’s right,” Pettitte said. “It’s definitely something you want to be careful with. … I’m not gonna try to rush it back. I’m going to try to get well.”
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