Yankees 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.