According to Brian Cashman via Chad Jennings, Andy Pettitte will be placed on the DL and could be out for 4-5 weeks. He will be replaced in the starting rotation by Sergio Mitre on Saturday at home against Kansas City.
The Yankees said in today’s postgame that they would wait and see how Pettitte felt in a couple days. Obviously, they weren’t willing to wait that long.
Pettitte left today’s 9-5 victory over the Rays with a Grade 1 strain in his left groin. He felt discomfort on a 2-and-0 pitch to Kelly Shoppach with one out in the third inning and was removed after the pain sharpened on his first warmup pitch.
Pettitte said he suffered a similar injury in 2001 but could not remember much about it or compare this injury to that one.
Stay tuned. I’ll have postgame notes shortly.