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Yankees place Andy Pettitte on disabled list, recall Vidal Nuno

Andy Pettitte of the Yankees looks on during

Andy Pettitte of the Yankees looks on during a game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

The disabled list keeps on growing for the Yankees.

The Yankees placed Andy Pettitte on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained right trapezius, a day after the 40-year-old tweaked the muscle in a start against the Seattle Mariners.

The veteran lefthander was pulled after 4 2/3 innings after he felt discomfort in his shoulder. The team announced after the game that he had suffered a tight left trapezius -- a muscle in the upper shoulder, back and neck area. The Yankees lost the game, 3-2.

Pettitte currently has a 4-3 record with a 3.83 ERA, 39 strikeouts and 15 walks in eight starts this season.

Pettitte is now the 11th Yankee on the disabled list. He was also scratched from a start on April 14, but that was due to an unrelated lower back issue.

Vidal Nuno, who made his first career major-league start on May 13 against the Cleveland Indians, was recalled from Triple-A to replace Pettitte in the rotation.

Nuno pitched five innings of three-hit, shutout ball in the Yankees' 7-0 win Monday in the second game of a doubleheader. The 25-year-old lefty currently has a 2-0 record in Triple-A, with a 1.54 ERA, 26 strikeouts and two walks in four starts.

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