"We'll talk about it," Girardi said. "Whatever it is we know he needs a couple days off."
Nova is on the 15-day disabled list with triceps inflammation. He suffered a setback when he was ready to return the last time and New York wants to play it safe.
Ivan Nova scheduled to throw Monday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Yankees starter Ivan Nova, on the 15-day disabled list with triceps inflammation, will throw a side session Monday, according to manager Joe Girardi.
Nova recently suffered a setback and was scratched from Monday's doubleheader against the Indians after feeling soreness in his upper back. The Yankees are expected to send him for another rehab outing before he returns to the rotation.
Ivan Nova news takes positive turn
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Yankees starter Ivan Nova suffered a setback recently and wasn't available to pitch in Monday's doubleheader against the Indians. That said, the setback wasn't to his side, as originally reported, the Journal News wrote.
Nova felt some discomfort in his upper back, away from his spine and closer to his shoulder. The Yankees say the setback doesn't appear to be serious. Manager Joe Girardi said Nova, on the disabled list, could pitch in another minor league game shortly.
Ivan Nova ruled out of doubleheader
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced Sunday starting pitcher Ivan Nova, who has been on the disabled list with a triceps injury, will not be part of the pitching plans for Monday's doubleheader against the Indians. Girardi said Nova felt pain on his left side while playing catch Sunday.
Yankees haven't finalized pitching plans for doubleheader
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Yankees manager Joe Giradi said he hasn't made a decision about who will start the second game of Monday's doubleheader at Cleveland, according to The Star-Ledger. Ivan Nova, who is on the disabled list with a triceps injury, is considered the favorite to make the start, but Adam Warren and Vidal Nuno could also be considered for a spot start.
Ivan Nova hoping to start next for Yankees
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova felt better than expected following his extended spring training appearance Wednesday, MLB.com reports. Nova gave up two runs over four-plus innings against the Blue Jays in his first outing since landing on the DL.
Nova went deeper into the game than expected he would and hopes his next stop is pitching for the Yankees in an upcoming doubleheader Monday against the Indians.
"It's going to be in five days, so I can keep doing my work here, do my bullpen here, do everything I've got to do here and then be ready to go," Nova said, though he admitted that he doesn't actually know what's next for him. "If they call me up for Monday, then [on] Sunday, see ya."
Ivan Nova advances to game action
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova (triceps) is scheduled to throw two innings during an extended spring training game Wednesday, the New York Post reports. Nova said he has felt improvement with his ailing triceps that forced him to the disabled list April 27 and could begin a minor-league rehab assignment next week.
Ivan Nova has triceps inflammation
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) The Yankees placed starting pitcher Ivan Nova on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday. Nova left Friday's start against the Blue Jays with right elbow pain and underwent an MRI.
Nova has been diagnosed with triceps inflammation and manager Joe Girardi is confident the issue will resolve itself following the DL stint, Newsday reports.
He has a 6.48 ERA after four starts and it appears David Phelps will take his spot in the rotation. Phelps picked up the win after Nova left, as he threw four innings and allowed just one run with nine strikeouts.
Ivan Nova dealing with elbow pain
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Yankees starter Ivan Nova, who left Friday's start against the Blue Jays, is dealing with right elbow pain. Nova has been scheduled for an MRI Friday night, MLB.com reports.
Nova left the game after hitting Munenori Kawasaki with a pitch at the start of the third. He surrendered two runs and four hits in two innings of work before leaving the game. He has a 6.48 ERA through four starts. Nova is scheduled to start Wednesday at home against Houston, if healthy.
Ivan Nova leaves game with undisclosed injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Yankees starter Ivan Nova had his outing cut short, as he left Friday's start against the Blue Jays with an undisclosed injury.
Nova left the game after two innings of work and was replaced by David Phelps after hitting Munenori Kawasaki with a pitch at the start of the third. The right-hander surrendered two runs and four hits, including a solo home run to Edwin Encarnacion before leaving the game.
"It makes me mad, I know I can do better than that," Nova said, per the New York Post. "Four walks (Sunday) -- too many. I am not throwing strikes. I feel I can do better than that. I have to try and find a way to do it."
Ivan Nova lets Jays come back
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Yankees starter Ivan Nova put two runners on base to start the sixth inning Sunday in Toronto. Pulled shortly after, the New York bullpen allowed both of those runs to score and that earned Nova a no-decision as the Jays took the lead and ended up winning the game.
Nova, who was winning entering the sixth but wasn't exactly sharp Sunday, allowed four earned runs on seven hits and four walks over five full innings. He struck out five batters and threw 101 pitches, 56 going for strikes. Nova's ERA moves to 6.14 on the season with the appearance.
The 26-year-old has now given up 10 earned runs over his first 14 2/3 innings on the season, but did pick up a win his last time out against Arizona. Still, he only managed five innings in that game and has walked eight batters already. The good news is Nova has struck out 16 and still has some time to get deeper in games.
Nova will attempt to get a little deeper in the game the next time he takes the mound currently scheduled for Friday in a rematch with the Blue Jays.
Ivan Nova improves in first win
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Yankees starter Ivan Nova showed improvement in his outing Tuesday night at home against the Diamondbacks. Nova faced the National League lineup and held it to two runs despite still struggling with his command.
Nova, who earned the win to move to 1-1, needed 94 pitches and walked two batters over five innings, but limited Arizona to just two runs on seven hits with six strikeouts. He was at 71 pitches through three innings, but settled down in the fourth and fifth to finish solid and earn the win.
Nova, who allowed both his runs in the third inning, has a 5.59 ERA after two starts. He gave up four runs over 4 2/3 innings his last time out in Detroit and left after 96 pitches in that one.
The starter will try to be more economical with his pitches when he next takes the hill Sunday in Toronto.
Yankees rearrange rotation around Andy Pettitte
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) The Yankees announced on Sunday that Andy Pettitte will return from back spasms to start Friday's series opener against the Blue Jays.
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) For the second straight day, the Yankees and Indians were postponed by rain, cutting a four-game series in half. Despite the inclement weather, New York will keep its rotation in order for the team's upcoming three-game series against Baltimore: CC Sabathia will start Friday followed by Hiroki Kuroda (Saturday) and Andy Pettitte (Sunday).
Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated Ivan Nova could start Tuesday's interleague matchup against Arizona while Phil Hughes takes the hill Wednesday.
Ivan Nova loses start to rain out
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Yankees starter Ivan Nova had his scheduled start Wednesday in Cleveland postponed due to rain. The Yankees announced they will skip Nova's start this time through the rotation with Phil Hughes keeping his scheduled start Thursday, MLB.com reports.
Nova, 26, took a loss in his first start this season at Detroit. He allowed four earned runs and lasted just 4 2/3 innings in that start with two walks and five strikeouts.
Ivan Nova upbeat after poor start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) By most accounts, Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova's season debut Friday against the Tigers was a disaster. The right-hander took the loss after allowing four runs on five hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings.
"Personally, I don't feel like I pitched that bad," Nova said. "I was throwing a lot of balls and getting into too deep counts, but it's the first start of the year. One thing you don't want to do is get behind those hitters. They are really good hitters. You've got to give credit to them, but it's easy when you're 3-2. Even in a 3-2 count, I made some good pitches and I could get a couple of guys out, but it's not what I want to do. I want to attack the hitter the whole game and get ahead of the count. I'm not throwing strikes. It has nothing to do with mechanics. It's just one of those games where you feel good but you're not able to throw strikes."
Ivan Nova wild in season debut
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova (0-1) was tagged for four runs and five hits over 4 2/3 innings during New York's 8-3 loss at Detroit on Friday. It was the first time in the past three years as a full-time starter he failed to complete at least five innings during his season debut.
The right-hander struggled with his control throughout the game, uncorking a wild pitch and plunking Miguel Cabrera on the hand in the fifth inning, which led to his removal. Nova finished with five strikeouts and two walks, while allowing runs in each of the first two innings as his ERA settled at 7.71.
Nova is scheduled to take the hill again Wednesday at Cleveland. He did not face the Indians in his 28 starts last season when he posted a career-high 5.02 ERA.
Ivan Nova could have staying power
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (3/28/2013) In my recent column on luck indicators, I made my case for Ivan Nova getting drafted earlier than he has been. Not only do I think that Nova may be getting underrated due to some suspicious-looking ratios from 2012 that should improve, but based on his longer-term record, I like his chances to stay in the Yankees' rotation when Phil Hughes (back) returns better than David Phelps'.
Both pitchers should deliver decent strikeout rates, and Phelps' WHIP should be a few points lower, but I expect Nova to be better at keeping runs off the board. He has been a better ground ball pitcher than Phelps, and with so many starts coming at Yankee Stadium, as well as a few at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and Rogers Centre, that's an important skill to have.
Ivan Nova hit hard in minor-league start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova gave up six runs in five innings against the Rays' Class-A team. Nova surrendered eight hits and one walk, while striking out four. He threw 92 pitches. With Phil Hughes going to the disabled list, Nova will begin the year at the back-end of the Yankees starting rotation.
Ivan Nova to open the year in Yankees' rotation
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) With Phil Hughes likely headed for the disabled list, Ivan Nova will open the year in the Yankees’ rotation. Nova has been battling David Phelps for the final starting spot, but both will now get a chance to prove themselves. In 28 starts with the team last season, Nova had a 5.02 ERA and a 4.60 FIP. Nova could lose his spot once Hughes is ready to return, and will have to get out to a strong start.
Ivan Nova beginning to fade
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova was charged with five runs -- four earned -- and seven hits over 5 1/3 innings during New York's 9-7 win over Minnesota in a Grapefruit League battle Friday. Nova gave up back-to-back home runs to Justin Morneau and Ryan Doumit in the second inning as his spring ERA swelled to 4.19 after allowing four earned runs for the second game in a row.
"I'm not happy," said Nova, who is battling David Phelps to be the Yankees' fifth starter. "I don't like the way I threw the ball today. It doesn't matter whether I'm in a competition or not. I always want to do my best. I'm not worried about any competition. My competition is with myself."
Ivan Nova starts strong, fizzles Sunday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) Yankees rotation candidate Ivan Nova took the bump on Sunday in a Grapefruit League start against Pittsburgh. The projected No. 5 starter got through three scoreless innings before allowing his first run. He ended up giving up four of them.
Nova surrendered a solo home run to Clint Barmes in his fifth and final inning. He allowed three runs in the fourth and that solo HR in the fifth and gave up four in total over his five frames. Nova surrendered six hits and walked a batter with four strikeouts. His ERA on the spring remains solid at 3.21 as he's allowed just five runs over 14 frames with nine Ks.
The 26-year-old Nova went 12-8 last year for the Yankees with a 5.02 ERA over 28 starts. It was a step back for Nova, who pitched to a 3.70 ERA with a 16-4 record the year prior for New York over 27 starts. Nova did strike out 153 batters over his 170-plus innings last year. He is attempting to hold off David Phelps for the final rotation spot.
Nova providing Yanks assurance
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/12/2013) Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova permitted only four hits -- all singles -- over four shutout innings during New York's 3-1 win over Tampa Bay in a Grapefruit League matchup Tuesday. Nova, making his third start, posted two strikeouts and no walks as he turned in his longest outing of the spring. He has relinquished just one run in Grapefruit play and is sporting an even 1.00 ERA across nine innings.
Nova looks good against Cards
(3/7/2013) Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova, battling for a spot in the team's rotation, looked sharp against the Cardinals on Thursday, allowing one run on three hits and a walk over three innings. He struck out two batters.
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/2/2013) Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova yielded one hit in two scoreless innings during New York's Grapefruit League contest against Detroit on Saturday. Nova, who was making his first appearance of the spring, surrendered only an infield single in the first inning and tallied one strikeout. The right-hander is competing for a spot in the starting rotation with David Phelps after finishing 12-8 with a 5.02 ERA in 28 starts last year. "When he's consistent, he's dynamite," manager Joe Girardi said. "He wins and he pitches extremely well. For me, he needs to be confident in his stuff, and he needs to be confident in his abilities to really make it work."
Nova expects to make rotation
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/5/2013)Newsday reports Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova has been at the team's spring complex for for a week. He said he has no doubt he will make the opening day rotation. "I'm going to be there," said Nova, who is competing with David Phelps for the final spot in the team's rotation.