Yankees' Pettitte to get MRI

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Bronx, NY - New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte is headed for an MRI exam after throwing a bullpen session Tuesday.

Pettitte, who has been on the disabled list since July 19, threw about 40 pitches during his session, according to the team's website. However, he said he felt the groin area grab and is getting the exam done at New York Presbyterian Hospital for peace of mind.

An MRI exam taken shortly after Pettitte suffered the injury showed a Grade 1 strain, the least severe. At the time he was expected to miss four to five weeks.

The left-hander has been enjoying one of the best seasons of his career thus far, pitching to an 11-2 record with a 2.88 earned run average in 18 outings.

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against Detroit due to tightness in his left calf. Ramiro Pena was due to start in his place.


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