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Colon Leaves Start; DL Bound?

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Yankees starting pitcher Bartolo Colon left his Saturday start against the Cleveland Indians after straining his left hamstring.  New York is waiting to see if the injury will require their pitcher a trip to the DL.

Colon has been a great pickup for the Yanks this season, starting 10 games for the club while maintaining an ERA of 3.10 on the year.  The 38 year old has 72 strikeouts in 78.1 innings.  He has put up impressive numbers across the board with a WHIP of 1.07, holding opponents to a .277 batting average.

The right hander signed with the Yankees in January after being out of baseball entirely in 2010.  Before this year, Colon’s last major league appearance came in 2009 with the Chicago White Sox.  That year he managed a 4.19 ERA over 12 starts.

Colon has filled in nicely for Yankees starter Phil Hughes, who’s been on the disabled list since early April dealing with shoulder problems.

New York is listing Colon as day-to-day, hoping he will not miss serious time.  If the two time All-Star is forced out, a likely candidate to start in Colon’s place is Triple-A pitcher Hector Noesi.

Noesi has not started for the Yankees this year, but pitched 6 innings Tuesday night against the Sox after Freddy Garcia was unable to get out of the 2nd inning.