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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) 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

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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

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.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 09:56:00 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.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 04:29:00 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.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 04:21:00 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.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 04:02:00 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.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 04:13:00 PM

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