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Bartolo Colon to the Disabled List

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According to the New York Times, Bartolo Colon will be placed on the disabled list today with a strained left hamstring. Colon suffered the injury while covering first base on a ground ball to Mark Teixeira during the seventh inning of his shutout bid. Hopefully, Colon will only miss the obligatory 15 days and will rejoin the Yankees later this month. However, hamstrings can be very tricky, and timetables vary depending on the severity of the injury.

Colon was in the midst of a renaissance season, and has been everything the Yankees could have hoped for and more. With Colon likely out for at least three starts, the Yankees will need to figure out who will replace him.

Hector Noesi, David Phelps, and Adam Warren are most likely the lead candidates to take Colon's spot in the rotation while he recovers. All three were profiled here on Pinstripe Alley. Here is a link to Noesi's profile, Phelps' profile, and Warren's profile.

While Colon is on the DL, I sincerely hope the Yankees will stick to the plan of treating Phil Hughes like he is going through a second spring training. The last thing the Yankees need is for Hughes to rush back and aggravate his shoulder once again.

Bartolo, come back strong and healthy. This rotation needs you.

Update: Kevin Davidoff thinks it will be David Phelps in the rotation, with Hector Noesi going to the bullpen.

Update 2: Hector Noesi is getting called up today. He will replace Amauri Sanit, who has an elbow issue, in the bullpen. However, that does not mean Noesi will stay in the bullpen. The Yanks could still call up another reliever and insert Noesi into the rotation.

Update 3: Bartolo Colon's MRI came back "good."