According to Donnie Collins of the Scranton Times-Tribune, the Yankees have called up right handed pitcher Ivan Nova from Triple-A Scranton. He will be replacing Romulo Sanchez who was sent down.
Sergio Mitre is making a start tonight in place of Andy Pettitte who is being skipped with elbow pain so the Yankees needed an extra long man. Sanchez, who made his Yankee debut last night can’t be the long-man because he threw 52 pitches which would leave him unavailable for the next couple of days. Mark Melancon is ineligible to get called up since he was sent down to the minors so recently. So Nova gets the call.
Nova, 23, has appeared in six games this season. He has a 2-0 record with a 2.43 ERA, 32 strikeouts and 12 walks in 37 innings. Nova split last season between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton. He made 24 starts over 139.1 innings. His record was 6-8 with a 3.68 ERA, 90 strikeouts and 59 walks.