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Ivan Nova | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Oct 31 - 11:22 PM

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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.
Sep 22 - 4:09 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.
Sep 3 - 3:51 PM

Ivan Nova underwent successful Tommy John surgery Tuesday.

Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure in Pensacola, Florida. Nova will be sidelined until the early portion of the 2015 season.
Apr 29 - 9:56 PM

Ivan Nova will undergo Tommy John surgery next Tuesday.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. James Andrews. It was considered inevitable after Nova was diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, but he wanted to get a second opinion before going ahead with the procedure. He'll now be sidelined until the early part of 2015. Vidal Nuno will take his place in the starting rotation for now.
Apr 24 - 4:29 PM

Yankees transferred RHP Ivan Nova from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for Bruce Billings on the 40-man roster. Nova has been diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and is likely headed for season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Apr 24 - 4:21 PM

Ivan Nova's elbow MRI will be sent to Dr. James Andrews.

Nova wants to get a second opinion before deciding whether to undergo season-ending Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. Yankees doctors recommended the procedure after examining him Tuesday in New York, and it's a near certainty that he'll be out until 2015.
Apr 23 - 4:02 PM

Ivan Nova has been recommended elbow surgery.

An MRI taken Tuesday in New York confirmed that Nova has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Tommy John surgery is usually the procedure used to repair that type of injury. Nova is doubtful to pitch for the remainder of the 2014 season, and he could even miss the early part of the 2015 campaign.
Apr 22 - 4:13 PM

Yankees placed RHP Ivan Nova on the 15-day disabled list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament.

Nova hasn't decided whether he'll rest and rehab or undergo Tommy John surgery, but the latter is probably an inevitability. It's a tough blow for the Yankees' rotation, as Nova showed glimpses of a potential breakout last season. The Yankees will likely use Vidal Nuno as his rotation replacement for now.
Apr 20 - 10:17 AM

Ivan Nova left his start Saturday against the Rays after experiencing right elbow soreness.

Tests are already in the works. Nova had allowed eight earned runs in four innings at the time of his departure, inflating his season ERA from 5.94 to 8.27.
Apr 19 - 10:07 PM

Ivan Nova pitched well in Sunday’s victory over the Red Sox, surrendering two runs on eight hits over 7 1/3 strong innings.

Nova punched out four and didn’t walk a batter in the game. The Red Sox scored a run in the first on an RBI single by Jonathan Herrera, then Nova held them off the board until Mike Napoli’s solo shot in the sixth. He improves to 2-1 on the season and will carry a 5.94 ERA, 1.74 WHIP and 8/5 K/BB ratio into Saturday’s start against the Rays in Tampa Bay.
Apr 13 - 11:16 PM

Ivan Nova was knocked around for seven runs over 3 2/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Orioles.

An ugly afternoon for Nova. He gave up 10 hits in the brief outing, including a two-run home run to Adam Jones. He'll attempt to shake it off when he faces the Red Sox on Sunday. Those in standard mixed leagues might want to leave him inactive for that matchup.
Apr 8 - 5:06 PM

Ivan Nova worked around five walks to allow two runs in 5 2/3 innings and beat the Astros on Thursday.

Nova also allowed six hits and hit two batters, but he limited the damage by inducing four double play balls from Astros hitters. He'll face the Orioles at home in his second start of the year.
Apr 3 - 11:47 PM

Ivan Nova pitched two-hit ball for 6 1/3 innings in the Yankees shutout of the Braves on Wednesday.

Nova struck out five and walked none. He has an exceptional 21/2 K/BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings for the spring, though his 3.66 ERA isn't quite so great. Still, at this point, he hardly seems to need his final two scheduled spring starts.
Mar 19 - 5:13 PM

Ivan Nova allowed three runs and eight hits in four innings Saturday against the Astros.

Nova may not have survived the first inning if not for a terrific catch from left fielder Zoilo Almonte and a caught stealing, but he bounced back well after that and he ended up striking out five batters. He has a 5.40 ERA after three spring outings.
Mar 8 - 5:40 PM

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