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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 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

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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

Ivan Nova (elbow) allowed two runs -- one earned -- over 4 2/3 innings Monday in his first minor league rehab start with High-A Tampa.

Nova, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, gave up just three hits while walking none and striking out three. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that he pitched "really well" while sitting in the 91-95 mph range on his fastball. He likely would have deeper into the game if his defense didn't make three errors. Nova figures to make another couple of rehab starts before joining the Yankees.
Jun 9 - 10:17 AM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman indicated Friday that Ivan Nova (elbow) could return to the Yankees rotation before the end of June.

He's going to begin a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Tampa on Monday, and if all goes well he'll then join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for another start before being re-evaluated. The Yankees built up his stamina to throwing 75 pitches in extended spring training, so it's possible that he could need just two rehab starts before returning.
Jun 6 - 9:29 AM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday that Ivan Nova (elbow) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Tampa on Monday.

The right-hander continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery and is on track to return to the Yankees rotation around the All-Star break. He'll likely need at least 3-4 minor league rehab starts before he's ready for big league action.
Jun 4 - 10:42 PM

Ivan Nova (elbow) threw in another extended spring training game on Tuesday.

Nova, who is currently working his way back from Tommy John surgery, tossed three innings before rain forced him indoors to pitch two more innings. He's likely to begin a minor league rehab assignment in High-A next week, which puts him on pace for a return around the All-Star break.
Jun 2 - 1:24 PM

Ivan Nova (elbow) will make one more appearance in extended spring training next week before beginning a rehab assignment.

The right-hander threw 63 pitches in his sixth appearance in extended spring on Thursday. Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, Nova will need a handful of rehab starts but should be an option for the Yankees' rotation in late June or early July.
May 29 - 9:36 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that he expects Ivan Nova (elbow) to begin a rehab assignment "pretty soon."

Nova is expected to throw about 70 pitches Wednesday or Thursday in an extended spring training game. His rehab assignment would figure to be pretty lengthy, so Nova is still multiple weeks away from a return. Still, the Yanks will be happy to have him as a rotation option relatively soon.
May 27 - 9:37 AM

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