This doesn't come as good news after Joe talked him leaving the game early last night down like it was no big deal. The Yankees have elected to put Andy Pettitte on the disabled list with his upper left trap injury, and have recalled Vidal Nuno from Triple-A to take his spot on the roster and presumably in the rotation as well.
It's a small bit surprising that Joe would be so open about how not big a deal the injury was in last night's presser and then have this be the move the next day. The Yankees just got done botching the Kevin Youkilis situation, so they shouldn't really be saying boo about anybody's health if the actions aren't in agreement. There's a chance this is the Yankees using this latest injury blip as justification for putting Andy on the DL and giving him a significant chunk of time to fully rest his back, which they didn't do last time. That being said, it still doesn't do much to ease the concern about this being a lingering issue for Andy for the rest of the season.
"It's not a matter of life or death..."
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