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Nova and the Yankees avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract.

According to New York Post writer Joel Sherman, the deal is likely worth $3.3 million. Nova underwent Tommy John surgery in April, a highly disappointing development given that he was attempting to maintain the momentum from a 9-6 season from 2013 where he posted a 3.10 ERA. Nova is expected to push for a return some time in the summer.

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Nova (elbow) has been making 25 throws from 60 feet every other day for the past week, the Star-Ledger reports.

After undergoing Tommy John surgery, Nova has been starting it out lightly but will eventually stretch out his arm further. He'll go to Tampa over the offseason to continue rehabbing in attempt to return in 2015.

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Nova (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Jack Curry of YES Network reports.

Nova remains in the preliminary stages of his recovery from Tommy John surgery, with his progress during the winter ultimately proving more critical toward determining for his availability in 2015.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.