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Yankees’ Ivan Nova Sent to New York for Tests


Things haven’t been going well of late for New York Yankees’ right hander Ivan Nova. He lasted six innings in his club’s 7-3 loss in Chicago on Tuesday, but allowed seven hits and six earned runs, including a grand slam by Kevin Youkilis. Over his last five starts, Nova has been knocked around to the tune of an 8.59 ERA.

Now, according to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, Nova is adding injury to insult.

Nova indicated he felt the shoulder garb while facing the last batter of the sixth inning; his last of the night.

The Yankees had already been at least contemplating what to do with Nova and rumor was they were considering sending he and Joba Chamberlain to Triple-A for a tune up. New York figures to use David Phelps in the rotation going forward. Left hander Andy Pettitte, who has been out since June with a broken ankle, is still very much in doubt to return this season. Without a healthy and effective Nova, New York’s already thin rotation gets even thinner.

For more on Nova and the Yankees, visit Yanks Go Yard.

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