New York Yankees starter Andy Pettitte suffered a fractured left ankle when he was hit by a line drive in the fifth inning off the bat of Casey Kotchman of the Cleveland Indians, in what was undoubtedly the hardest hit ball of the first baseman’s career.
After throwing one more pitch to Lou Marson, Pettitte couldn’t land his foot properly and was removed from the game by manager Joe Girardi. He is now expected to miss at least six weeks.
The unfortunate news becomes even less thrilling for the Yankees when we remember back to earlier today when the team announced that stalwart starter C.C. Sabathia would be placed on the 15-day Disabled List with a sore abductor muscle until after the All-Star Break.