Via George King, right-hander Ivan Nova threw long-toss yesterday for what I believe is the first time since being placed on the DL with rotator cuff inflammation a little more than a week ago. Don’t quote me on that first time stuff though. He’d been getting treatment and medication, but had to stay away from throwing for a little while.
The Yankees indicate that Nova won’t miss much more than the minimum 15 days, so this isn’t anything too serious. Then again, it is scary any time a pitcher reports some kind of shoulder pair or discomfort. Nova was getting hammered prior to being placed on the DL — 46 runs in 59 innings in his previous ten starts — and I sorta hope the injury explains why. Would be nice if he came back pitching like he did last year.