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Yankees ace Sabathia hits DL, then Pettitte is hurt worse

NEW YORK — The Yankees lost their ace for at least a couple of weeks and their most dependable veteran for perhaps a couple of months.

LHP Andy Pettitte fractured his fibula near his left ankle on the same day New York put LHP CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin. "No one's going to feel sorry for us," manager Joe Girardi said.

The Yankees are a season-high 18 games over .500. But they now have to face at least two starts without Sabathia and possibly close to two months without Pettitte, the veteran who came out of retirement and filled in admirably for a pitching staff hit by injuries, including the loss of RHP Michael Pineda and closer Mariano Rivera.

"If we have to score some runs, we'll score some runs," Girardi said.

Pettitte, 40, was injured in the fifth inning of a 5-4 win over the Indians when he was hit on the leg on a line drive by former Ray and Seminole High product Casey Kotchman. Before the game, the Yankees announced Sabathia strained his groin against the Mets on Sunday and still felt discomfort after throwing in the bullpen Tuesday.

"I wanted to go out and pitch Friday, but it's early in the season and I want to be healthy," Sabathia said. "If Friday I got out there in the bullpen and couldn't go, that would put us in a really tough spot."

AREA STAR PROMOTED: Former Alonso High RHP Jose Fernandez, the 14th overall pick by the Marlins in the 2011 draft, was promoted to high Class A Jupiter and is set to make his Florida State League debut tonight. Fernandez, 19, was 7-0 with a 1.59 ERA in 14 starts for low Class A Greensboro.

HOWARD BACK ON FIELD: Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is set to begin a rehab stint tonight at Class A Lakewood, where he will serve as the DH. Howard hasn't played since tearing his left Achilles' tendon in Game 5 of the NL Division Series.

DRAFT DEALS: Florida State RHP Robert Benincasa (Armwood) High, a seventh-round pick of the Nationals, signed for a $145,000 bonus. And FSU INF Sherman Johnson (Alonso), taken in the 14th round, signed with the Angels.

MINOR-LEAGUER DIES: Twins minor-league LHP Paul Bargas died from brain cancer. He was 23. Mr. Bargas began having severe headaches last year and was diagnosed with primary nervous system lymphoma during spring training 2011.

D'BACKS LOSE STARTER: RHP Daniel Hudson was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament, likely ending his season.

DODGERS: RF Andre Ethier strained a left oblique muscle in the first inning and is scheduled for an MRI exam.

REDS: 2B Brandon Phillips was pulled for precautionary reasons three innings after being hit in the head on an attempted steal of second by the Brewers' Aramis Ramirez.

RED SOX: RHP Clay Buchholz was in the clubhouse a day after being released from the hospital, where he was treated for a bout of esophagitis that caused internal bleeding.

Yankees ace Sabathia hits DL, then Pettitte is hurt worse 06/27/12 [Last modified: Thursday, June 28, 2012 12:30am]
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