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Ivan Nova | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ivan Nova (arm) is on track to make his next scheduled start.
Nova had to be pulled early from Monday's outing due to some arm fatigue, but it's viewed as part of the recovery from Tommy John surgery. "I'm not hurt," the right-hander said. Jul 28 - 6:05 PM

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Ivan Nova was pulled after only five innings Monday because he was dealing with "arm fatigue," according to Yankees manager Joe Girardi.

It doesn't appear at this point that it might affect Nova's next scheduled start, but it's something worth noting nonetheless. Nova holds a 3.38 ERA over six starts since returning from Tommy John surgery, although he's struck out only 18 over 34 2/3 innings.
Jul 27 - 11:47 PM

Ivan Nova got the win after holding the Rangers to two runs in five innings, helping the Yankees to a 6-2 victory on Monday.

Both runs scored in the second inning on an RBI double to Elvis Andrus and an RBI single to Leonys Martin. Nova allowed five hits and two walks overall while striking out three. The right-hander has been solid in six starts since making his season debut on June 24, brandishing a 3.38 ERA with a 1.30 WHIP and an 18/12 K/BB ratio over 34 2/3 innings. Nova will take the mound in Chicago against the White Sox over the weekend.
Jul 27 - 11:37 PM

Ivan Nova limited the Orioles to two runs over six innings, earning the win on Wednesday.

Both runs came in the third inning on Ryan Flaherty's two-run home run. Nova gave up only three hits while walking three and striking out three. The right-hander has been decent in four starts since making his season debut on June 24, compiling a 3.34 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP and a 15/10 K/BB ratio over 29 2/3 innings. Nova toes the rubber in Texas against the Rangers next.
Jul 22 - 9:56 PM

Ivan Nova gave up four runs and eight hits Saturday in a loss to the Red Sox.

He lasted 6 2/3 innings, matching his longest start of the season. He's now lost three straight while posting a 4.76 ERA. Nova doesn't fool many hitters with his underwhelming fastball velocity. Perhaps that's why he's only fanned 12 batters in 23 2/3 innings this year.
Jul 11 - 11:03 PM

Ivan Nova wasn't sharp in a loss to the Rays on Sunday, allowing four runs (three earned) in five innings.

Nova looked good in his first two starts since his activation from the disabled list, but he didn't have much working on Sunday. The Rays racked up six hits and drew three walks while striking out only once. Nevertheless, Nova owns a 2.65 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a 9/7 K/BB ratio in 17 innings over three starts. He'll take the mound at Fenway Park against the Red Sox in his next start.
Jul 5 - 4:16 PM

Ivan Nova allowed two solo home runs, proving to be his undoing over 5 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

They both came in the sixth inning, back-to-back shots from Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar. Nova struck out David Freese, but then allowed a double to Matt Joyce to end his evening. He gave up eight hits and two walks overall while striking out seven. The right-hander has been solid in two starts since being activated, as he pitched 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball against the Phillies in his previous start. Nova will face the Athletics at home next.
Jul 1 - 12:54 AM

Ivan Nova delivered 6 2/3 shutout innings Wednesday in the Yankees' 10-2 pounding of the Phillies.

It was Nova's first major league start since undergoing Tommy John surgery last April and he looked as sharp as anyone could have hoped for, yielding only three hits and two walks while pitching into the seventh inning. Now we'll see how he handles a real offense next week in Anaheim. Expectations should be tempered as Nova works back to full strength, though he could make for a decent fantasy streamer in the right matchups.
Jun 24 - 4:30 PM

Yankees activated RHP Ivan Nova from the 60-day disabled list.

Nova will make his season debut on Wednesday versus the Phillies after successfully completing his rehab from Tommy John surgery. It's a nice first matchup for the right-hander, but fantasy owners might want to him him a start or two before sticking him into their lineup.
Jun 24 - 11:49 AM

Ivan Nova (elbow) will make his season debut on Wednesday against the Phillies.

Nova was knocked around in his final rehab start, but he's feeling healthy and showing good velocity so the Yankees are ready to stick him back into their rotation. The club will go with a six-man rotation for at least one turn, so Nathan Eovaldi and Adam Warren are both safe for now. Fantasy owners should probably give Nova at least a start or two before putting him back into their lineups.
Jun 22 - 4:05 PM

Ivan Nova (elbow) was hit hard in Friday's minor league rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, allowing five runs on seven hits over five innings.

Nova struck out four and walked a pair in the ballgame, throwing 49 of his 84 pitches for strikes. He's expected to rejoin the Yankees next week.
Jun 19 - 9:23 PM

Ivan Nova (elbow) will make another rehab start.

The Yankees considered sticking Nova back in their rotation after a strong second rehab outing (six innings of one-run ball), but they'll give him one more tune-up. He should be back in the majors next week.
Jun 15 - 5:30 PM

Ivan Nova (elbow) threw six innings of one-run ball Saturday in a rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi hasn't decided whether Nova will make another rehab start or finally be cleared to rejoin the active major league roster. "His velocity was decent," Girardi said. "His curveball maybe wasn’t quite as sharp as we’ve seen it, but he got stretched out a little bit and has been going every fifth day. I’ll sit down with Brian (Cashman) and talk about what we think is best."
Jun 15 - 8:40 AM

Jack Curry of YES Network reports that Ivan Nova (elbow) is expected to rejoin the Yankees' rotation after making one more rehab start.

Manager Joe Girardi didn't confirm it, and things could always change if Nova struggles this weekend at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but it appear the right-hander will be back next week. Nova was impressive in his first rehab outing, allowing two runs -- one earned -- over 4 2/3 innings for High-A Tampa while reportedly touching 95 mph.
Jun 10 - 11:18 AM

Ivan Nova (elbow) will throw a bullpen session in front of Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild before moving to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for his next minor league rehab start.

Nova, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, allowed two runs -- one earned -- over 4 2/3 innings Monday in his first rehab start with High-A Tampa. The Yankees will wait until after his start in Triple-A to determine if he needs more time.
Jun 9 - 12:18 PM

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