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Nova going for tests on tight shoulder

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 22, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Ivan Nova felt tightness in his right shoulder during the sixth inning last night. He will fly to New York for tests and could land on the disabled list. At the very least it sounds like he will miss one start. Joe Girardi said he believes the problem was limited to last nights sixth inning and had not bothered Nova previously. His velocity was normal last night.

UPDATE: Nova just spoke. He said he only felt the tightness against the last batter he faced last night.

 
 

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24 Responses to “Nova going for tests on tight shoulder”

  1. blake August 22nd, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    To the DL with stiff shoulder and bad WHIPlash

  2. kd August 22nd, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    well that might explain his lack of control recently

    don’t give up on this guy, he could be a solid 2/3 for years

  3. Warning Track Power August 22nd, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Shame Spencer August 22nd, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    Nova has been pitching terribly.. so giving him a reason to go down and rehab is probably a good thing.
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    Resting for a week or two might be a good thing. You never know.

    The HR Youk hit last night was off a 95 mph heater. So Nova had the velocity last night during the game.

  4. mick August 22nd, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    And so they say….
    Something always happens.

  5. bruceb August 22nd, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    This is all too convenient but either way, Ivan needs a break and we need a rest from watching him fail.

  6. Nick in SF August 22nd, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Just go ahead and schedule Nova’s surgery, don’t drag it out. They might as well schedule his DUI while they’re at it. :neutral:

  7. igotid88 August 22nd, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    He felt it last night. It doesn’t answer for the previous starts.

  8. G. Love August 22nd, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Right now, whether this injury is legit or a smokescreen, this is the best thing for Nova and the Yankees with the way he’s been pitching. I don’t think sending him down would’ve accomplished much other than maybe embarrass him into pitching to his potential. He was brilliant in June and a huge part of us piling up wins then but you can’t keep running this current version of him out in a penant race.

    The Yankees should be checking in on whatever pitchers cleared trade waivers and see if something is there. After CC and Kuroda we’re extremely vulnerable unless Andy comes back dealing. I don’t trust Freddy in a big game and Phil’s propensity for HR’s can take us out of a playoff game before it starts.

    Hopefully, they’re using the “shoulder” as an excuse and he’s really not in pain. A DL trip gives him a chance to step away and gives Joba another shot at figuring it out up here.

  9. Bret The Hitman August 22nd, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    The plan should be to keep Phelps in the rotation when they activate CC.

    This works.

    Nova will be 15 day DL retroactive I bet.

  10. MTU August 22nd, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    G. Love-

    Did you forget a guy named Phelps ?

    ;)

  11. Ys Guy August 22nd, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    good call! sit him, let him rest then work in the bp and reset his mind. keeps phelps in the rotation, too and we may well need him in the PS.

  12. blake August 22nd, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    “Just go ahead and schedule Nova’s surgery, don’t drag it out. They might as well schedule his DUI while they’re at it.”

    At least they didnt trade Montero for him

  13. MTU August 22nd, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    perfect.

    Nova to the DL and Joba to AAA.

  14. Ys Guy August 22nd, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    retroactive to yesterday?

  15. LGY August 22nd, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Following typical Yankee protocol, I assume this means in about a week we will find out Nova was feeling some shoulder soreness, but not ”pain” for the past month.

  16. MTU August 22nd, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I think this is just a convenient excuse.

    Doubt very much there is anything seriously wrong w. Nova’s shoulder.

  17. jackamir August 22nd, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I still think Justin Upton is in the Yankee plans this winter. They traded SS Drew and Nunez is what they are looking for and sweetening the haul with Hughes or Nova and add a prospect or two and Upton could be a Yankee.

  18. blake August 22nd, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    G.Love,

    Agreed…..hopefully its more fake injury than real one

  19. Ys Guy August 22nd, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    totally agree, there is probably nothing physically wrong with him. still it’s a good move.

  20. LGY August 22nd, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    In all seriousness, Nova probably suffered from a sophomore slump this season and this is just an excuse to get his mind right.

    They still need him to develop into at least a mid rotation starter in order to meet their salary cap goal, so hopefully this year will serve as a learning experience for him.

  21. Ys Guy August 22nd, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    he should come back about sept 6th, leaving just about a month in the season 5 or 6 starts.

    they probably calculated that the way he’s pitching now, he’s out of the PS rotation but maybe with a rest and restart he pitches his way back into it.

  22. G. Love August 22nd, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    MTU – Didn’t forget Phelps. Just worried no matter how well he pitches Girardi will instead give Freddy or Hughes a start based on his veteran thing.

  23. austinmac August 22nd, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    I don’t think the Yankees concocted a story about his shoulder. It may be a level of fatigue. Let’s hope it’s minor, but I believe he had some issue.

  24. deleonj August 22nd, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    MTU August 22nd, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    I think this is just a convenient excuse.

    Doubt very much there is anything seriously wrong w. Nova’s shoulder.

    ——

    Agree.


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