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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Ivan Nova (elbow) threw 42 pitches over three innings Monday in an extended spring training game.

The thought is that he could begin a minor league rehab assignment as soon as the weekend. The Yankees will likely want him to use most of his 30-day rehab window, but he's on track for a return in late June. The 28-year-old is coming back from Tommy John surgery.
May 19 - 8:41 AM

Ivan Nova (elbow) said he felt good after throwing 33 pitches Tuesday in an extended spring start.

Nova will make another start next Monday, which could be the final step before going out on an official minor league rehab assignment. He's currently on track to rejoin the Yankees before the end of June. The 28-year-old struggled prior to Tommy John surgery last year, but he had a 3.10 ERA and 116/44 K/BB ratio over 139 1/3 innings in 2013.
May 12 - 12:34 PM

Ivan Nova (elbow) will throw live batting practice Tuesday for the first time since Tommy John surgery last April.

An important step for Nova, who has been throwing bullpen sessions in recent weeks. The Yankees are hopeful that he could be ready to join the rotation around June. The 28-year-old struggled prior to Tommy John surgery last year, but he had a 3.10 ERA and 116/44 K/BB ratio over 139 1/3 innings in 2013.
Apr 14 - 9:33 AM

Yankees transferred RHP Ivan Nova to the 60-day disabled list.

Nothing more than a procedural move to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Matt Tracy. Nova is battling back from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to return to the Yankees until early June.
Apr 11 - 12:11 PM

Yankees placed RHP Ivan Nova on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive March 27, with a right elbow injury.

Nova's recovering from Tommy John surgery. He's been throwing bullpen sessions as he works his way back from the injury. The earliest the Yankees can realistically expect Nova to return will be late May, though June is probably a more likely window.
Apr 4 - 6:22 PM

Ivan Nova (elbow) is scheduled to throw another 45-pitch bullpen session on Friday.

He'll do another two bullpen sessions after that and should then be cleared to face hitters. Nova underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last April. He probably won't be an option for the Yankees' starting rotation until sometime in late May or early June.
Apr 2 - 9:54 AM

Ivan Nova (elbow) threw his third bullpen session of spring training on Tuesday.

"I'm just taking it day by day, and I know that a month before they think I'm going to be ready to go to the big leagues, they're going to tell me," Nova said. "So that's the time when I'm going to really prepare for that day." Nova will begin the season in extended spring training and isn't expected to be part of the Yankees' rotation until around midseason.
Feb 24 - 7:30 PM

Ivan Nova (elbow) hopes to throw off a mound soon.

Nova, who underwent Tommy John surgery in late-April last year, is currently throwing off flat ground and appears on track to return at some point during the first half of the season. "To be honest, I feel like nothing happened," said Nova. "I don’t feel any pain. I don’t feel any tightness. Everything is going well so far."
Feb 11 - 3:09 PM

Yankees and RHP Ivan Nova avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.3 million contract.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported the contract details. His salary will be the same as he made last year, which makes sense, as he made just four starts prior to undergoing Tommy John surgery in late-April. Nova will likely be back at some point during the first half of the season. He remains under team control through 2016.
Jan 14 - 3:39 PM

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

The 27-year-old right-hander was hit extremely hard over his first four starts of the 2014 campaign and was then forced to undergo Tommy John surgery. His recovery has gone incredibly smoothly to this point and he's on track to rejoin the Yankees rotation within the first few months of the 2015 season.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 11:22:00 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday that Ivan Nova has had zero setbacks and has progressed "extremely well" since Tommy John surgery.

Nova, who had Tommy John surgery in April, began a throwing program in late August. Things could obviously change depending on how his rehab goes, but he's aiming for a return around next May.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 04:09:00 PM

Ivan Nova (elbow) began a throwing program last week.

He made 25 throws at 60 feet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Nova is making his way back from April Tommy John surgery and will get a late start to the 2015 campaign.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 03:51:00 PM

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