Via Joel Sherman, the Yankees are “leaning strongly toward” sending Ivan Nova to Triple-A Scranton when they are ready to activate Phil Hughes off the disabled list. It’s not fair, but it’s the right move. It will allow Nova to remain stretched out as a starter should the Yankees need him again at some point, which they certainly will. Let Brian Gordon and Sergio Mitre soak up the irregular garbage time innings in the Bronx while Ivan (and the soon-to-be demoted Hector Noesi) pitch substantial innings on a regular schedule in the minors.
River Ave. Blues » Sherman: Yankees leaning towards demoting Nova for Hughes