Mike Mussina and Carl Pavano joined fellow Yankees starter Chien-Ming Wang on the disabled list Sunday, further depleting New York's already taxed pitching staff.
"Nobody wants that," Mussina said after cutting short his throwing session because of pain in his injured left hamstring. "We don't have a choice. You just find a way to get through it and deal with it. It's unfortunate.... Nobody's having surgery. A couple of muscle pulls, a strain, we'll be fine."
The Yankees called up right-hander Chris Britton from triple-A Scranton to give them a fresh arm in the bullpen. Yankees Manager Joe Torre said the club was discussing a couple of possibilities to take Pavano's turn in the rotation Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians. Left-hander Chase Wright was thought to be the leading candidate to be called up from the minors.
The Toronto Blue Jays put closer B.J. Ryan on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained elbow, a day after he blew his second save in his last four chances.