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Bartolo Colon lands on 15-day DL with strained left hamstring

Jun 12, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT

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As expected, the Yankees placed starter Bartolo Colon on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained left hamstring. The official news comes via Dan Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal.

Colon suffered the injury in the seventh inning of Saturday’s 6-0 defeat of the Indians.

He allowed only two hits over 6 2/3 frames before exiting that start and has been just as reliable for almost the entire 2011 regular season. A shot-in-the-dark free agent signing this winter, the 38-year-old Colon has registered a stellar 3.10 ERA and 1.07 WHIP across 78 1/3 innings as a first-time wearer of the Yankees’ pinstripes. He’s tallied 72 strikeouts and just 18 walks.

The Yanks recalled 24-year-old Hector Noesi from Triple-A in a corresponding move. He posted a 1.76 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 15 1/3 innings of relief for New York earlier this season and has been operating as a starter in the minor leagues. Perhaps he’ll get the first crack at the Yanks’ now-vacant rotation spot.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Jun 12, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Do we have Andy, or even Moose, on speed dial yet?

  2. joshfrancis50 - Jun 12, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    How powerful is the MRI that can see deeply enough to get to Colon’s hamstring?

  3. wingsfan1986 - Jun 12, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Shouldn’t the stem cells prevent this kind of thing?

  4. smarterthangirardi - Jun 12, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    If we have him back by the end of July I consider it an accomplishment.

  5. bigharold - Jun 12, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    The Yankees are just lulling the RS into a false sense of security?

    Now Yankee fans will have their best opportunity to gauge how good a GM is Cashman. Sure he’s makes the occasional trade that right now looks great,. i.e.Swisher and Granderson. And, some pretty decent signings like Colon this year. But, he’ll never get credit for signing free agents due in large part to Yankees resources, .. and that’s fair enough. But, he’s also responsible for the development of the farm system. The Yankee are about to find out just how good that farm system is in fact. Whoever they bring up doesn’t have to set set the world on fire, .. just hold the line.

    Fortunately, there is still about 2/3 of a season left to go.

  6. paperlions - Jun 12, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    Just rub some stem cells on it.

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