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Andy Pettitte's Groin Injury Expected To Cost Pitcher 4-5 Weeks

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said following the team's 9-5 home win over the Tampa Bay Rays that starting pitcher Andy Pettitte will be placed on the disabled list with a strained left groin and is expected to miss at least a month.

Pettitte left in the third inning of Sunday's game with feelings of tightness after giving up consecutive singles to Jason Bartlett and Gabe Kapler.

He told the Star-Ledger, “I felt fine when I threw the warm-up pitch, but as I tried to bring my left leg over (to finish my follow through) it didn’t feel good at all.”

Sergio Mitre is expected to take over for Pettitte in what was supposed to be his next scheduled start on Saturdayat home against the Royals.