Yankees place Pettitte on 15-day DL

May 17, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees placed pitcher Andy Pettitte on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to a strained muscle in his left arm.

Pettitte felt tightness in the arm during a start on Thursday against Seattle and he left the game in the fifth inning. He had been in search of the 250th victory of his 18-year career.

Vidal Nuno was called up by the Yankees from Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre to fill the roster spot.

Pettitte, who has a 4-3 record this year with a 3.83 earned run average in eight starts, has been a member of three American League All-Star teams and a part of five World Series championship teams.

He went into retirement in 2011, but he decided to return after missing just one season. He suffered a fractured ankle in 2012 that limited him to 12 starts.

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