Via Donnie Collins, Ivan Nova left tonight’s start with Triple-A Scranton due to what appears to be a problem with his right leg. There was a comebacker to his left and he planted on it weird on the play. He limped off the field and slammed his glove in frustration. Nova had allowed three hits and throw 44 pitches in 1.1 IP up to that point. More to come as we get it.
Update (10:50 p.m.): During his postgame press conference, Yanks’ manager Joe Girardi said that Nova rolled his ankle on the play in the second. Right now, the Yanks do not know the severity of the injury or how much time Nova will miss. This injury leaves the Yanks with shorter depth in their rotation as Hector Noesi or Adam Warren would likely slot into the sixth starter spot while Nova recovers. It should have no impact on Nova’s status as a trade chip.