DL’d Nova Might Be Called Up July 30th

ivan-novaYankees pitcher Ivan Nova hurt his ankle on Tuesday night and has been placed on the 7-day disabled list. However, Yankees manager Joe Girardi has indicated that the injury isn’t that bad and Nova may still be called up to pitch on July 30th for a double-header, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News.

Nova got sent down when Phil Hughes was activated off the DL earlier this month. Since then he has dominated Triple-A putting up a 3.38 ERA over 16 innings, but what really stands out is a 10.1 K/9 and a 1.1 BB/9. The Yankees most likely want to keep him stretched out so he can be available as a starter, but he is clearly doesn’t need the minor leagues anymore.

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3 Responses to DL’d Nova Might Be Called Up July 30th

  1. David K. says:

    That's terrific baseball thinking, isn't it? Send him down to the minors, get him hurt, and now bring him up to try to pitch through the injury. I wouldn't put any stock in what the Yankees say about whether or not the injury is serious. They say that all the time about almost every injury. I didn't see the injury happen so I'm just keeping my fingers crossed. I have to say I haven't liked the way the Yankees are running their club for a couple of years now.

  2. David K. says:

    I was talking 2010 and 2011.

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