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Yankees Place Ivan Nova On 15-Day DL With Inflammation In Right Rotator Cuff

Ivan Nova (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Ivan Nova (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Yankees have put pitcher Ivan Nova on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right rotator cuff.

The Yankees made the move on Thursday after an MRI revealed the problem. The team said that treatment will consist of medicine and rest, and that the right-hander will not play catch for five days.

Nova is 11-7 with a 4.92 ERA. He has struggled lately, and took the loss on Tuesday night against the Chicago White Sox.

Earlier this week, manager Joe Girardi said that David Phelps would be the primary candidate to fill in if Nova had to miss a start.

The Yankees were off on Thursday. They begin a series on Friday night in Cleveland, and ace CC Sabathia is set to come off the disabled list to start.

Another one bites the dust in the Yankees’ rotation. Sound off with your thoughts and comments below…

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