In the midst of an impressive comeback in the Majors after a one-year retirement, Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte suffered an ankle fracture while on the mound Wednesday afternoon, MLB.com reported.
In the fifth inning, Pettitte took a shot off his ankle from Casey Kotchman of the Cleveland Indians.
He convinced manager Joe Girardi to let him stay in the game, but then limped off the field after one more pitch.
The team later announced Pettitte, 40, will not require surgery but will miss at least six weeks.
Earlier Thursday, the Yankees placed starting pitcher CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled lost because of a strained groin.
Pettitte is 3-3 with a 3.22 ERA this season.
The team plans to call up right-hander Adam Warren from AAA to make the Friday start that Sabathia was scheduled for and Freddy Garcia is slated to go Monday in Pettitte's spot, the AP reported.
With the AP