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BP display proves costly for Mitre

BP display proves costly for Mitre

NEW YORK -- Sergio Mitre was among the Yankees' pitchers having a good time over the weekend, taking batting practice on the field at Yankee Stadium and even depositing a few baseballs into Monument Park.

But those blasts beyond the center-field wall, it would appear, came with a price. Mitre landed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained left oblique, which he confirmed came from his batting-practice display.

"I just took a swing [Sunday] and felt it a little bit," Mitre said. "I didn't realize what it was, so I started warming up in the 'pen, and it went from bothering me a little bit to grabbing pretty good."

Manager Joe Girardi lamented that cases like Mitre's are the dangerous aspect of Interleague Play, something the Yankees know well. Every pitcher in the clubhouse is aware of Chien-Ming Wang's situation, when an odd foot injury running the bases in Houston two years ago derailed his promising career.

Mitre said that his strain was "not that bad," and expressed optimism that he could be activated in the minimum amount of time.

"I'd rather be pitching than hitting home runs in BP," Mitre said.

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