Major League Baseball

Career W-L
40-22
 
Career ERA
4.20
Name  Ivan Nova
Born  1/12/1987
Height  6-4
Weight  225
Number  47
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/24/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Ivan Nova has elected to undergo Tommy John surgery, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Nova started off this season with an 8.27 ERA and a 1.84 WHIP in 20 2/3 innings, and the injury explains why he has been struggling. Vidal Nuno will get the first shot at replacing him in the rotation.
 
4/20/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Yankees starter Ivan Nova has been diagnosed with a partially torn UCL in his right elbow, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network.
Insight: Nova will undergo further examinations, but he's likely headed for Tommy John surgery. The right-hander started off this season with an 8.27 ERA and a 1.84 WHIP in 20 2/3 innings, and the injury explains why he has been struggling. Either David Phelps, Vidal Nuno or Adam Warren will take Nova's spot in the rotation.
 
4/19/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Ivan Nova left Saturday's start with right elbow soreness, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. He'll undergo tests.
Insight: Nova gave up eight hits (four homers) and eight runs in four innings Saturday against the Rays and now has an 8.27 ERA. An injury would certainly help to explain his performance so far.
 
9/21/2013 4:25:00 PM
Description: New York starter Ivan Nova recorded his second shutout of the season Saturday against San Francisco.
Insight: The victory snapped a three-start winless streak. Nova has produced a career-best 3.13 ERA in 22 games this season. His final start of the regular season will be Friday versus Houston.
 
Hot8/31/2013 5:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova threw his first career shutout Saturday against the Orioles.
Insight: Nova allowed three hits, walked one and struck out five in a 104-pitch outing. The right-hander is 6-2 with a 2.06 ERA over his last 10 starts.
 
Hot8/14/2013 10:04:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has fired at least seven innings and allowed three runs or less in each of his last seven starts.
Insight: Nova gave up three runs on 10 hits, struck out six and didn't walk a batter over seven frames Wednesday in a win over the Angels. He has a 1.90 ERA over 52 innings since rejoining the rotation in early July.
 
Hot7/27/2013 4:03:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova was the tough-luck loser Saturday against the Rays.
Insight: Nova struck out eight and allowed just one run in seven innings, but Chris Archer threw a two-hit shutout on the other side. Nova is 2-2 since rejoining the rotation on July 5, but he has a 2.03 ERA and a 29/9 K/BB in 31 innings during that timeframe.
 
Hot7/10/2013 10:27:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova threw his second straight dominant outing Wednesday against the visiting Royals, going eight innings and allowing one earned run.
Insight: Nova threw his first career complete game his last time on the hill. Fantasy owners should recall that Nova went 8-0 with a 3.18 ERA in his final 11 starts of 2011 after returning from the minors that season. If Nova keeps pitching like this, he'll remain in the rotation even when David Phelps returns from his forearm strain.
 
7/5/2013 10:36:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova was excellent on Friday night, throwing a complete game three-hitter with one walk and 11 strikeouts.
Insight: It was his first career complete game. Nova has put together a couple of solid starts in a row and it would be hard to keep him out of the rotation.
 
6/21/2013 8:07:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova is expected to start Sunday against the Rays, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNY.com.
Insight: The Yankees need a starter for Sunday after Wednesday's doubleheader. Nova likely won't stay up for more than one start, however.
 
5/24/2013 5:38:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova (triceps, back, side) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Nova was placed on the DL on April 27 with right triceps inflammation and he also tweaked his back and side while playing catch in mid-May. Nova is listed as a reliever Friday, and the team has no immediate plans to put him back in the rotation, according to Chad Jennings of LoHud.com. Vidal Nuno is still listed as the starter for Saturday.
 
5/23/2013 5:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova could return from the DL as soon as the team gets back from this weekend's three-game series in Tampa, acording to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com.
Insight: Nova was placed on the DL on April 27 with right triceps inflammation and he also tweaked his back and side while plying catch in mid-May. With David Phelps pitching well, Nova might be the odd man out when Michael Pineda returns next month.
 
4/27/2013 4:38:00 PM
Description: New York starter Ivan Nova has been placed on the 15-day DL because of right triceps inflammation.
Insight: Another injury? It's just been that kind of season for the Bombers. Maybe Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni will lend a shoulder for Joe Girardi to cry on.
 
4/26/2013 8:54:00 PM
Description: Yankees righthander Ivan Nova exited Friday night's game in Toronto after spraining his right elbow. SOURCE: Bryan Hoch, MLB.com
Insight: Nova only made it through two innings on Friday. David Phelps would likely fill in if Nova misses his next turn in the starting rotation.
 
9/15/2012 7:12:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Ivan Nova's first start since Aug. 21 yielded his first victory in more than a month. Nova beat the Rays Saturday with six strong innings.
Insight: Nova (12-7, 4.85 ERA) fanned eight batters and allowed two runs on four hits. It appears Nova is over the shoulder injury that landed him on the disabled list and may have contributed to his poor performance in late July and August.
 
9/12/2012 6:05:00 PM
Description: New York starter Ivan Nova will take Freddy Garcia's spot in the rotation, according to Newsday.
Insight: Nova will start Saturday against the Rays. He was activated from the DL over the weekend but hasn't thrown a pitch yet. His next appearance will be his first since Aug. 21.
 
9/8/2012 1:05:00 PM
Description: New York starter Ivan Nova (shoulder) is ready to return from the disabled list but he likely won't rejoin the rotation until Wednesday at Boston, according to the New York Daily News.
Insight: Nova has passed all the tests to show his right shoulder is healthy, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the team is "on rotation" for the rest of the weekend series against the Orioles. CC Sabathia will start Saturday and Freddy Garcia Sunday, so Nova will not have a chance to return until Wednesday, when David Phelps is slated to start. We would suggest holding off on starting Nova in fantasy until he proves he's healthy following a horrific two months (10 starts, 6.41 ERA).
 
8/23/2012 9:28:00 PM
Description: New York righthander Ivan Nova has been diagnosed with inflammation in his right rotator cuff. The Yankees have placed him on the 15-day DL retroactive to August 22nd.
Insight: David Phelps, who was probably headed back to the pen upon CC Sabathia's return from injury, will remain in the rotation for an extra couple of weeks now that Nova is hurt.
 
Cold8/22/2012 4:59:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Ivan Nova is headed for tests on his pitching shoulder, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Insight: Nova (11-7, 4.92 ERA) said he felt a "grab" in his shoulder in the sixth inning last night. The right-hander hasn't performed well as of late and can be released outside of AL-only leagues.
 
Cold8/21/2012 10:50:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Ivan Nova had another rough outing Tuesday against the White, allowing six runs in six innings (7 H, 2 BB, 3 K)
Insight: Nova (11-7, 4.92 ERA) didn't pitch terribly but that won't matter to fantasy owners. All that matters is that the righty served up a grand slam to Kevin Youkilis in the bottom of the fifth. Nova can be dropped, as there is likely a better option in the free agent pool.