Nova will be further examined Monday in New York by Yankees team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad. He had no discomfort in his elbow until his final pitch Saturday when he felt a pop.
Nova left Saturday night’s game against Tampa Bay in the fifth inning. An MRI exam after the game revealed the injury.
Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing and the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-2 Sunday night with the aid of another disputed replay ruling that led to the ejection of Red Sox manager John Farrell.
Delmon Young, Adam Jones and Matt Wieters homered as the Baltimore Orioles teed off for 20 hits, battering the New York Yankees 14-5 Tuesday.
Rookie Yangervis Solarte had three hits and an RBI in his first major league start and Derek Jeter drove in a run to give the New York Yankees their first win this season.
Ivan Nova pitched two-hit ball while working into the seventh inning for the first time this spring, and the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 Wednesday.
David Robertson pitched a scoreless fourth inning Monday in his first appearance as the Yankees’ new closer in New York’s 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Jacoby Ellsbury reached base in all three plate appearances of his New York Yankees’ spring training debut, scoring twice Wednesday in 6-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Yankees may be largely a team of high-priced offensive stars, but at the end of the day they will likely only go as far as their pitching and defense take them. Ivan Nova, David Robertson and Brett Gardner make the Bombers that much better.
Any team hoping to land Tanaka will need to pay the $20 million posting fee plus a contract that could go beyond $100 million.
The Yankees have reportedly re-signed starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year deal worth $16 million.
Though the Yankees fell well short of expectations this past season, the blame shouldn’t fall at Larry Rothschild’s feet. The Bombers appear to agree and are trying to bring him back.
“Right now I’m not thinking about it, and to be honest, I can’t think about it right now,” the 38-year-old said on Monday, according to the New York Post. “At this stage, I’m not really thinking about it.”
Nova pitched a six-hitter for his second career shutout, Eduardo Nunez hit a two-run homer and the Yankees kept pace in the wild-card chase.
It raises a uniquely New York paradox. Can the Yankees miss the playoffs and still be a success? Can you wear your Jeter Snuggie through a fall and winter wasteland of hot-stove chatter? Yes.