Ivan Nova SP NYY 24 hours ago

Nova (elbow) will make one more start at extended spring training before beginning a rehab assignment, Brendan Kuty of The Star-Ledger reports.

There was previously hope Nova could start a rehab assignment this week, but it seems the Yankees are just being cautious, given that no setback has been reported. Nova is thus on track to join the rotation at some point in mid-to-late June, as Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the right-hander may only need two or three rehab starts. Even if Nova's assignment stretches longer, he should be ready by the end of June.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 1 week ago

Nova (elbow), who threw 42 pitches in an extended spring training game Monday, may begin a rehab assignment next week, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

Nova is scheduled to pitch in another extended spring training game Saturday, after which the Yankees may start his 30-day clock for a rehab assignment. While Nova is likely still a few weeks away from joining the team's rotation, Yankees manager Joe Girardi recently said that the right-hander may only require two or three rehab starts. Nova could thus be ready by early-to-mid June.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 2 weeks ago

Nova (elbow) felt good after throwing 33 pitches at extended spring training Tuesday, Newsday's Erik Boland reports.

Nova is scheduled to pitch again Monday, and he said he's anxious to get the 30-day rehab clock started. Yankees manager Joe Girardi recently said that Nova may only need two or three more rehab outings, making a return in late May or early June quite possible. The latter seems more likely, given that Nova only threw 33 pitches Tuesday.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 3 weeks ago

Nova (elbow) is scheduled to throw three innings in an extended spring game Tuesday, The Westchester Journal News reports.

Nova has already worked his way up to two innings thus far in his rehab, but manager Joe Girardi indicated he may not need to get stretched out much more. Girardi mentioned that Nova "might need or two more" rehab starts, so it appears as though the 28-year-old is on track to rejoin the big league club toward the end of May.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 3 weeks ago

Nova (threw) threw two innings in a rookie-league game Thursday, Meredith Marakovits of the YES Network reports.

Nova has progressed as expected, and he's still on track to join the Yankees in late May or early June. Adam Warren is the leading candidate to lose his spot in the rotation, as Chase Whitley has been fantastic through two starts.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 1 month ago

Nova (elbow) threw one inning in a simulated game Monday and could pitch in an extended spring game Saturday, the Associated Press reports.

Nova has been able to steadily increase the level of activity of late as he's been throwing live batting practice sessions throughout April. Pitching in an extended spring game would mark a big next step, and if he's able to get through that without incident, a rehab stint could follow shortly after as the 28-year-old appears to still be on track for a return by the start of June.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 1 month ago

Nova (elbow) threw 35 pitches in a live batting practice session Tuesday, The Westchester Journal News reports.

Nova has been able to get through a few batting practices against live hitters at extended spring training now, and seems to be getting by without any setbacks. The goal of returning to the big league club by the start of June seems to still be within reach and a rehab assignment could begin early in May.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 1 month ago

Nova (elbow) is approximately six weeks away from rejoining the Yankees' rotation, Newsday's Erik Boland reports.

He threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Friday and said he can see the end of the tunnel of his journey to return from Tommy John surgery. The Yankees could really use a boost in the rotation as CC Sabathia and Masahiro Tanaka do not look capable of returning the top-of-the-rotation production the Yankees had been banking on. If you have DL spots in your league and are looking for a pitcher to stash, Nova is a strong candidate.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 1 month ago

Nova (elbow) threw live batting practice Tuesday and is scheduled to throw another one Friday, Newsday reports.

Tuesday's session was the first time Nova had faced live hitters since undergoing Tommy John surgery last April. He appeared to get through it without any setbacks and seems to be on track for a return around the start of June.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 1 month ago

Nova (elbow) will throw live batting practice Tuesday, Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes reports.

Nova has been throwing bullpen sessions as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery, and he'll now take the next step in his progression. He was recently placed on the 60-day disabled list, confirming that he won't be available any sooner than late May or early June.