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Yankees’ Pettitte Has Tendinitis

April 29, 2002

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NEW YORK (AP) _ New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte was diagnosed Monday with tendinitis in his left elbow.

Pettitte, on the disabled list since April 21, threw 15 pitches in the Yankees’ bullpen Sunday in Seattle and still felt pain, then went to Birmingham, Ala., to see Dr. James Andrews.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the 29-year-old left-hander will continue his rehabilitation program for the next two weeks.

Pettitte was limited by elbow soreness to just two spring training starts and was 1-1 with a 3.09 ERA in three starts this season before going on the disabled list.

Yankees third baseman Robin Ventura, who had a sore jaw and bruised neck after colliding Sunday with Seattle shortstop Carlos Guillen, had X-rays and a CT scan Monday in New York, and both were negative.

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