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MLB Injury News:
New York Yankees' starter Ivan Nova threw a bullpen session on Thursday and Camden Yards and is confident he'll make his next scheduled start against the Red Sox on Sunday.
As reported by Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Nova threw only 79 pitches in his last start due to tightness in his right triceps. The good news is he felt no discomfort during his bullpen session. Both manager Joe Girardi and Nova are confident he can make his next start.
"I just want to keep on pitching and finish my season," said Nova, who
is 8-4 with a 3.17 ERA. "Hopefully we can make it to the playoffs and I
can keep pitching."
"Obviously we'll watch him, but this is not the first time we've dealt
with this in the course of the season, and he's pitched very well for
us," Girardi said.
The Yankees are 78-68 and only a game back in the wild card race. Having a healthy Nova back for the playoff push is vital for the team's chances.
Nova had a 12-8 record last season, but struggled to a 5.02 earned run average. He's having an excellent season this year, with an 8-4 record and a 3.17 earned run average. In 119 1/3 innings, he's allowed 115 hits, struck out 102 and walked only 38.
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