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47 Ivan Nova SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/235 | Birthdate: 1/12/1987 | Birthplace: Palenque, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: No College | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $575,600 | Owned/Started%: 10/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova to make extended spring start Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova is scheduled to make one more start in extended spring training on Saturday before the team decides on his rehab assignment, according to MLB.com.

Nova, who is currently on the 60-day DL with an elbow injury, has made progress in his rehab from Tommy John surgery. The right-hander threw 42 pitches in his previous extended spring training outing and his hoping to at least match that pitch total on Saturday.

Nova posted a 2-2 record with an 8.27 ERA in 20 2/3 innings in 2014.


Rehab assignment for Yankees' Ivan Nova could be nearing


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/19/2015) Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova pitched in an extended spring training game on Monday. He threw 42 pitches over four innings.

Nova, who has not pitched this season while recovering from an elbow injury, could begin a rehab assignment as early as Saturday, according to MLB.com


Yankees' Ivan Nova feeling good after extended spring training outing


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) After throwing 33 pitches during an extended spring training game Tuesday, Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova said the outing went well, reports Newsday.

"I was a little bit excited," Nova said, per NJ.com. "I feel like I was trying to do too much, like I was trying to impress my manager and my pitching coach. I don't know why."

Nova is nursing an elbow injury, which landed him on the 60-day disabled list. He said he is anxious to begin his 30-day rehab assignment in the near future.

"It's something that I think about every day," he said. "I'm a little anxious."


Yankees injured pitchers Ivan Nova, Chris Capuano to throw Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Yankees pitchers Ivan Nova and Chris Capuano are scheduled to throw on Tuesday, according to MLB.com.

Nova will throw three innings or 45 pitches in an extended spring training game while Capuano is scheduled for six innings or 90 pitches on his Triple-A rehab assignment. Nova is currently on the 60-day DL with an elbow injury, but is yet to begin a rehab assignment. He is expected to be out until at least early June.

Capuano is currently on the 15-day DL with a quad injury and could return to the team after his start. Neither has thrown for New York yet this season.


Yankees P Ivan Nova 'threw well' in two innings Thursday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova was able to pitch two innings in a rookie-league game on Thursday, according to MLB.com. 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Nova "threw well" in the outing. Nova is still working his way back into game shape after suffering an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery a year ago. 


Yankees SP Ivan Nova (elbow) throws 18 pitches in extended spring game


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova (elbow) pitched in his first extended spring training game on Saturday, throwing 18 pitches in 1 1/3 innnigs.

The right hander allowed an infield hit and fanned one in the outing.

"First time out, more than I was expecting," Nova said. "Everything was good. I'm happy."

Nova underwent elbow ligament replacement surgery and hasn't pitched in the major leagues since April 2014.

Yankees don't have a rehab assignment plan yet for Ivan Nova


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) There is no rehab assignment plan in place yet for Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova, general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday, per The Journal News.

It has been anticipated Nova would begin a rehab assignment around early May, which would put him on track to return to the major-league rotation in early June. Nova is coming off Tommy John surgery last year.


Yankees pitchers Chris Capuano, Ivan Nova making progress on rehab


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/22/2015) Yankees lefty Chris Capuano (right quadriceps) is scheduled to throw two innings Wednesday in his first extended spring training game and could return in mid-May, while Ivan Nova (right elbow surgery) threw 35 pitches in his third batting practice session and will throw in a simulated game on Friday.

Yankees' Girardi: Ivan Nova to begin rehab assignment in early May


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova (elbow) is expected to begin a minor-league rehab assignment around May 1, manager Joe Girardi said Friday. Nova is targeting a June return to the majors.

Yankees' Girardi: Ivan Nova still targeting June return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova is still targeting a return to the majors in June, manager Joe Girardi told reporters on Wednesday, per NJ.com. Nova is on the 60-day disabled list recovering from April 2014 Tommy John surgery. He threw 20 pitches in his first live batting practice session at the team's spring training complex Tuesday.

"Everything he's done has been positive," Girardi said. "We just want to keep him going forward. I think they've talked about (rehab) games starting for him around May 1st, so that's really positive."


Yankees' Ivan Nova throws 20 pitches in batting practice


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova threw 20 pitches in his first live batting practice session at the team's spring training complex Tuesday, the Boston Herald reports.

Nova said he was nervous at first but settled down and was happy with his final 10 to 15 pitches. He's scheduled to pitch again in batting practice Friday. Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Nova looks to be on track to return to the majors in June.


Yankees' Ivan Nova to throw live batting practice Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova (elbow) is set to throw live batting practice Tuesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery, ESPN Deportes reports.

Nova, who had his surgery last April 29, was transferred to the 60-day disabled list last week. He's at the team's spring-training facility in Tampa continuing his rehab and is set to take a big step forward Tuesday if he can get through the session without issue.


Yankees add Matt Tracy, option Chasen Shreve, transfer Ivan Nova


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) The Yankees added pitcher Matt Tracy to the 25-man and 40-man rosters Saturday, optioning pitcher Chasen Shreve to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and transferring pitcher Ivan Nova to the 60-day disabled list.

Tracy will give the Yankees a fresh arm after Friday's 19-inning barn-burner. Shreve tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings Friday and will likely be back with the Yankees within the next two weeks. Nova is working his way back from Tommy John surgery.


Yankees place pitchers Chris Capuano, Ivan Nova on DL


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Yankees pitcher Chris Capuano (right quad strain) and Ivan Nova (Tommy John surgery) have been placed on the 15-day disabled listed, retro to March 27, the team announced.

Capuano made two spring training starts before picking up the injury, posting a 6.75 ERA and four strikeouts. Nova is still recovering from Tommy John surgery and has yet to throw in a live game.


Yankees' Nova wants rehab to go faster, but happy with progress


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2015) Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova (elbow) threw his second 45-pitch bullpen session Friday, per MLB.com. Nova will throw two more bullpen sessions before progressing to live batting practice.

Nova said his recovery from Tommy John surgery is moving slower than he would like, but he is at least happy he feels good coming off the major elbow surgery.

"It feels great. I don't feel any pain or anything like that," Nova said. "I feel strong. I see some velocity coming out in the bullpen -- at the end, I'll throw three or four pitches and let it go a little bit. The other pitches are going great. I have no worries. I'm really happy the way everything is going so far."


Yankees' Ivan Nova scheduled for 45-pitch 'pen session Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova is scheduled for a 45-pitch bullpen session on Friday, according to MLB.com. Nova, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, will likely have two more bullpen sessions after Friday before he is cleared to face live hitters. He's not expected back into the rotation until early June.

Yankees' Nova throws breaking pitches for first time since surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova threw breaking balls Monday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year, per NJ.com. Nova said he felt fine after mixing in curveballs and changeups.

"I was scared, man, a little bit," Nova said. "I know they cause more stress (on the elbow) than fastballs."

Nova added he believes he will start throwing live batting practice next week. It will be the first time he faces hitters since leaving his last MLB start April 19 against the Rays.

Nova reiterated Monday he expects to return to the team's rotation around June 1.


Yankees SP Ivan Nova throws third bullpen session


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova (elbow) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session -- all fastballs -- Tuesday, per NJ.com. It was his third bullpen session this spring.

Nova, who is coming off Tommy John surgery, said Tuesday his elbow feels "really good."

"I don't have to be thinking right now that I have to be ready in April," Nova said. "That's kind of the fortunate side of it."


Yankees' Ivan Nova could be available earlier than expected


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova could be available earlier than expected this season, according to ESPN.

Nova is recovering from Tommy John surgery, but may be ahead of schedule. The 28-year-old underwent the surgery last April, and was initially looking to rejoin the club this June. It now appears that Nova could be back before his initial target date.

Nova posted an 8.27 ERA over 20 2/3 innings before having surgery. 


Yankees SP Ivan Nova on elbow: 'I feel like nothing happened'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2015) Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova has had no setbacks with rehab on his surgically-repaired elbow, Newsday reports.

"To be honest, I feel like nothing happened," Nova said.

Nova indicated last week that his elbow is feeling great and that he appears on track to rejoin the team in June. He tore a ligament in the elbow last April, leaving him with an 8.27 ERA in 20 2/3 innings over just four starts.


Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova on track to rejoin team in June


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2015) Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova said Tuesday his surgically repaired elbow is feeling great and he appears to be on track to rejoin the team in June, according to the Associated Press.

Nova tore a ligament in his elbow last April, which required surgery 10 days later and normal recovery time is 12-to-15 months for the injury.

He recently agreed to a one-year, $3.3 million deal to avoid arbitration with New York.


Yankees able to avoid arbitration with SP Ivan Nova


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2015) The Yankees announced Wednesday they agreed to terms on a one-year contract with starting pitcher Ivan Nova, avoiding arbitration. MLB.com reports Nova will make $3.3 million.

Nova made four starts in 2014 before undergoing Tommy John surgery. He is 40-22 with a 4.20 ERA over 93 career appearances (86 starts).


Yankees clear four from 60-day disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2014) The Yankees have cleared CC Sabathia, Slade Heathcott, Ivan Nova and Martin Prado from the 60-day disabled list Friday.

Sabathia had knee surgery in July, but has been throwing since September. Nova had Tommy John surgery in April, and is in the process of recovery. Prado had an appendectomy in September. 


Ivan Nova hoping to return in May


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/22/2014) Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova, who had Tommy John surgery in late April, hasn't had any setbacks so far and is aiming to return in May, manager Joe Girardi told the Wall Street Journal. He began a throwing program in late August.

Ivan Nova able to begin throwing program


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova has been able to start a throwing program, according to the New York Daily News.

Nova had Tommy John surgery in April, and was slated to throw again in September. Nova was able to start a throwing program last week. He started slow, making 25 throws from 60 feet. He was able to throw three days last week. Nova will likely complete his rehab in Tampa during the offseason.