Pettitte, A-Rod each get MRIs

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, Last Updated: 11:16 PM ET

Bronx, NY - New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and pitcher Andy Pettitte both had MRI exams taken on Tuesday.

Rodriguez, who departed Monday's game against Detroit and sat out Tuesday's contest, underwent an MRI at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. It revealed a low-grade strain of his left calf. Rodriguez, who is hitting .265 with 21 homers and 97 RBI this season, is listed as day-to-day.

Pettitte had an MRI prior to Tuesday's 6-2 New York win. He has a small persistent strain of his left groin. Pettitte will continue to throw on flat ground, but will not throw off the mound for approximately one week.

Pettitte, who has been on the disabled list since July 19, 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.

Ramiro Pena started for Rodriguez on Tuesday and went 1-for-3 with an RBI.


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