Ivan Nova SP NYY 5 hours ago

Nova fell to 1-2 as he allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Rays.

After turning in a pair of strong performances in his first two starts of the season, Nova took a slight step back Sunday. The 28-year-old is still struggling a bit with his command after coming back from Tommy John surgery, as he has just nine strikeouts compared to seven walks, but sports a solid 2.65 ERA through three starts. He'll look to get back in the win column in his final start before the All-Star break, Saturday against the Red Sox.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 3 days ago

Nova will have his next start moved up to this Sunday against the Rays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

With Nova faring well in his first two starts with the Yankees since returning from Tommy John surgery, manager Joe Girardi felt comfortable moving him up ahead of CC Sabathia in the rotation. Nova, who was originally scheduled to make his next turn Tuesday versus the Athletics, will now be on course for a two-start week in most formats, with his latter turn coming Saturday, July 11 in Boston.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 5 days ago

Nova (1-1) took the loss Tuesday against the Angels as he alloweed two runs on eight hits and two walks over 5.1 innings.

Nova is still stretching his arm out after missing most of 2014; he was taken out after just 85 pitches Tuesday. His return thus far has been a success, as he has a 1.50 ERA with eight strikeouts against four walks in 12 innings. He was tagged for a pair of solo home runs Tuesday but induced six ground balls and 13 swinging strikes. We'll see if he can stay as sharp as his workload increases.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 2 weeks ago

Nova (1-0) returned from the disabled list with 6.2 shutout innings Wednesday afternoon against the Phillies, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out one.

In his first start since having Tommy John surgery, Nova had the right opponent in cellar-dwelling Philadelphia, as the Phillies couldn't do anything against him despite making a ton of contact. Of course, we can't really judge Nova for a lack of strikeouts in his first start coming off such a long absence, and he's got a history of missing a decent number of bats. He'll line up against the Angels for his next start Tuesday.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 2 weeks ago

Nova (elbow) has been officially activated from the 60-day disabled list, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Nova was already announced as the pitcher for Wednesday's game, so it was just a matter of time before the move was made. He will replace Brendan Ryan (who was placed on the 15-day DL) on the 25-man roster, and shouldn't be limited much (95-100 pitches) in his season debut.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 2 weeks ago

Nova (elbow) will be able to throw 95-100 pitches in Wednesday's start against the Phillies, Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports.

Nova will make his first major league start Wednesday since undergoing Tommy John surgery last April. He'll receive a generally favorable matchup in the Phillies, and it looks as though his pitch restrictions shouldn't limit his innings too much, making him an option for those considering him in daily leagues.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 2 weeks ago

Nova (elbow) will be activated from the DL to start Wednesday's game against the Phillies, ESPN reports.

Nova will make his first start in more than a calendar year after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April of 2014. To date, Nova has spent the season rehabbing in extended spring training games, and he made three minor league rehab starts, most recently at Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre on Friday. He struggled in that outing, allowing five earned runs on seven hits, but Nova emerged without discomfort, so he expects to take the hill Wednesday without issue. Manager Joe Girardi said the Yankees will go with a six-man rotation for the time being before a decision is made to drop one starter to make room for Nova.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 2 weeks ago

Nova gave up five runs on seven hits through five innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday.

Nova hasn't looked great through three appearances at the Triple-A level as he works his way back from Tommy John Surgery, posting a 4.91 ERA to go along with a 1.36 WHIP, but the Yankees anticipate he'll be activated before his next start. An official announcement has yet to be made, but Nova would likely get the start in the middle of the week against either the Phillies or Astros, possibly pushing Adam Warren into the bullpen.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 3 weeks ago

Nova (elbow) is expected to make one more rehab start, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

Nova threw six innings in a rehab start at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, but the Yankees will keep him down for one more appearances, as he struggled with his command. Barring a setback, Nova could return to the Yankees as early as the end of the week.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 3 weeks ago

Nova (elbow) pitched six innings with three strike outs, allowing one earned run in a rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.

It had previously been reported that Nova would likely join the Yankees after making this rehab start, but manager Joe Girardi appeared to not be willing to commit to that plan. Nova was stretched out to 73 pitches -- as well as 12 more in the bullpen -- but struggled with his command, so he may require another start before being activated.