Iván Nova
SP PIT
3 days ago

Nova exited after just 4.2 innings Saturday against the Brewers but allowed just a single run on seven hits, striking out three. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Nova faced just two more than the minimum through four innings, but was removed before completing the fifth after allowing four singles and getting just two outs. Failing to get out of the fifth made him ineligible for the win, but he still got the job done for his team as they went on to win 2-1. Nova will next get the start sometime in next weekend's series against the Reds.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
3 weeks ago

Nova didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's win over the Mets, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out two in six innings.

EDGE Analysis

Nova allowed a couple of runs in the third inning and yielded a solo homer in the sixth to exit trailing 3-0, but the Pirates offense came alive late with four runs in the ninth inning to spare him of the loss. The 31-year-old wasn't really fooling Mets hitters, producing only four swinging strikes while matching a season low with just two strikeouts, but it was still good for his third straight quality start. He'll wrap up June with an impressive 1.75 ERA over four starts and 25.2 innings in the month, and will carry a 4.02 ERA overall into Tuesday's start against the Dodgers.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
1 month ago

Nova (finger) was activated from the 10-day disabled list ahead of his Sunday start against the Cubs, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nova will make his return to the mound after missing his last two turns through the rotation with a finger ligament strain on his right hand. He'll face a tough test in his return from the DL against the Cubs in Wrigley Field.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
1 month ago

Nova (finger) will come off the disabled list to start Sunday's game against the Cubs, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nova threw 30 pitches in a simulated game Tuesday and apparently progressed well enough for the Pirates to re-insert him into the rotation without a minor-league rehab appearance. The 31-year-old will have a less than ideal matchup against the Cubs at Wrigley Field in his return.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
1 month ago

Nova (finger) threw a two-inning simulated game Tuesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nova threw 30 pitches and got up and down twice, confirming afterwards that everything went well. He'll be reevaluated Wednesday, and if everything checks out, it sounds like he could make his next appearance for the big club. Nova's return would likely push Nick Kingham from the rotation.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
1 month ago

Nova (finger) threw a bullpen session Sunday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nova tossed 32 pitches during the session and noted afterwards that his sprained right ring finger felt better. The Pirates will likely wait and see how his finger responds Monday before determining the next step in his recovery. Nova will eventually either have to make a minor-league rehab start or pitch in a simulated game before the Pirates feel comfortable bringing him off the disabled list. In the meantime, Nick Kingham figures to keep filling in for him in the rotation.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
2 months ago

Nova (finger) will play catch Wednesday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nova said his sprained finger is feeling better, so he'll test it out by throwing for the first time since landing on the disabled list Monday. The earliest he can return is June 4, though it's unclear if he'll be ready to go by then as athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk said the veteran right-hander will need to throw a simulated game or make a rehab start before rejoining the Pirates' rotation.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
2 months ago

Nova will miss at least two turns through the rotation due to his sprained right ring finger, though Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said he believes Nova will make a full recovery in 10 days, Mason Wittner of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nova was diagnosed with the injury after experiencing discomfort during his last outing May 24 against the Reds. Since the Pirates waited until Monday to move Nova to the disabled list, his stint is retroactive to May 25, leaving June 4 as the earliest date he can be activated. That will prevent Nova from being available Sunday against the Cardinals, setting Nick Kingham up for a two-start week, with the first of those turns coming Tuesday versus the Cubs.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
2 months ago

Nova (finger) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday.

EDGE Analysis

He has been bothered for a while by a sprained right ring finger, and the Pirates have decided to finally give him some time to try to get right. Nova said the injury primarily affects his curveball. Nick Kingham was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move, and will take Nova's rotation spot.

Iván Nova
SP PIT
2 months ago

Nova is dealing with a strained ligament in his right index finger and may require a trip to the disabled list, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.

EDGE Analysis

The injury has apparently been bothering Nova for awhile now, and he said it primarily affects his curveball. The veteran right-hander didn't throw his scheduled bullpen session Saturday and added that he isn't sure if he'll be able to take his next turn in the rotation, though he obviously wants to. Nick Kingham is on the taxi squad in case Nova isn't able to pitch against the Cubs on Tuesday.