Ivan Nova SP NYY 2 days 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 4 days 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 5 days 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.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 1 week ago

Nova has been transferred to the 60-day DL by the Yankees.

Nova's transfer is likely to just make room for Matt Tracy on the 40-man roster and is not reflective of any setback. His return time is still on track to fall in the late May to June window.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 2 weeks ago

Nova (elbow) was placed on the 15-day DL, MLB.com reports.

Nova is still awhile away from returning to game action in his comeback from Tommy John surgery, but has been throwing bullpen sessions. Nova looks on track to make his season debut on the earlier end of the May-to-June timetable.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 3 weeks ago

Nova has thrown four bullpen sessions this spring and has been able to work in breaking balls, The Westchester Journal News reports.

Nova has reported that his arm has felt great after each session and is encouraged by his progress as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery. The 27-year-old is still a while away from returning to game action, but as long as everything continues to progress according to plan, Nova should be able to make his season debut on the earlier end of the May-to-June timetable.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 1 month ago

Nova (elbow) threw curveballs for the first time this spring during Tuesday's 35-pitch bullpen session, Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record reports.

Nova said the six curveballs were "perfect", given that it's his first time throwing them in nearly a year. He seems to be making good progress, and he previously said that he expects to join the team no later than June.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 1 month ago

Nova threw a bullpen session Tuesday and will throw again next week, the Journal News reports.

Nova has repeatedly reported that he doesn't feel any lingering pain or tightness, and said he's feeling better every day after the latest session. He'll mix in breaking balls in his bullpen session next week, but has already begun throwing off speed pitches off flat ground with no further issues arising.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 2 months ago

Nova (elbow) threw his third bullpen session of the spring Tuesday, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

Nova recently said that he expects to join the Yankees no later than June, and he seems to be making good progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Tuesday's bullpen session lasted 35 pitches, and no setbacks have been reported.

Ivan Nova SP NYY 2 months ago

Nova (elbow) hopes to begin throwing off of a mound soon, CBS New York reports.Nova has been throwing on flat ground at the Yankees's minor league complex, and has reported not feeling any pain or tightness after undergoing Tommy John surgery last April. While it's still too early to peg an exact timetable, the 27-year-old said that he is optimistic he'll be back by June at the latest, which would be right in the middle of the typical 12-to-15 month window returning from Tommy John.