Pettitte’s MRI shows groin strain

Posted: 18/08/2010 in MLB

Yankees’ Pettitte to get MRI

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte is headed for an MRI exam after throwing a bullpen session Tuesday.

Pettitte,  who  has been  on the disabled  list since July  19, threw about 40 pitches  during his session, according to the team’s website. However, he said he  felt the  groin  area  grab and  is  getting the  exam  done  at New  York Presbyterian Hospital for peace of mind.

An  MRI exam taken shortly after Pettitte suffered the injury showed a Grade 1 strain,  the  least severe. At the  time he was  expected to miss four to five weeks.

The  left-hander has  been enjoying  one  of the  best seasons  of his  career thus  far,  pitching to an  11-2 record  with a 2.88  earned run average in 18 outings.

Yankees  third baseman Alex Rodriguez was out of the lineup for Tuesday’s game against  Detroit  due to  tightness in his  left calf. Ramiro  Pena was due to start in his place.

– Stephen (DS LLC.)

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