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Saturday
May182013

Yankees Place Pitcher Andy Pettitte On the DL

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Injuries are nothing new to the New York Yankees, so the team will have to deal with yet another one as the team has placed starter Andy Pettitte on the disabled list.

The team placed the veteran starter on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left trapezious muscle. Taking his place will be Vidal Nuno, who was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The 40-year-old Pettitte was off to a solid start in his 15th season with the club. Pettitte was 4-3 start with a 3.83 ERA. While Pettitte is expected to return to full health, the team is playing it safe.

"It could be overly cautious, but I also understand," Pettitte said. "I probably need a few days to let it calm down before I can throw a bullpen, and I need to pitch on Tuesday, and they don't want to send me out there in Baltimore on Tuesday and star warming up and it locked up and then we don't have pitching. We're on a tough stretch right now, so I understand."

This season, the Yankees have been the walking wounded. They have dealt with injuries to the likes of Derek Jeter, Alex Rodrguez, Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson, and Kevin Youkilis.

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