With the Trade Deadline Approaching The Yankees have Serious Holes to Fill

photo credit: “https://www.flickr.com/photos/alanenglish/6048177246/”>Al_HikesAZ via photopin.com   The New York Yankees are right at .500 entering the second half of the season.  After spending lots of money this preseason, the Yankees are still struggling with injury and age.  Four of the Five starting pitchers from the Opening Day rotation are on the DL.  The lone starter...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Deadline: The market for starting pitching

Masahiro Tanaka, C.C. Sabathia, Ivan Nova, Michael Pineda. That's a list of starting pitchers the New York Yankees have had miss time due to injury this season. Tanaka recently went on the disabled list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, writes Sports Injury Alert's Darius Austin.The Yankees have tried to make their starting rotation functional with all of those...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees Acquire Jeff Francis From Athletics

Jeff Francis (left) has been acquired by the New York Yankees – Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy/Getty Images The New York Yankees have run into a pitching dilemma lately, as they’re now indefinitely without four of their original five starting hurlers. Ivan Nova (out for the season), Michael Pineda (indefinitely), C.C. Sabathia (likely out for season), and now Masahiro Tanaka (tear...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka and Tommy John

Ivan Nova (Photo credit: Keith Allison) Yankees Ivan Nova, Mets Matt Harvey, Rays Matt Moore, Diamondbacks Patrick Corbin, Braves Kris Medlen, Mets Bobby Parnell, Rangers Martin Perez, and now Yankees Masahiro Tanaka can be added to this list. The names above are just a few recent pitchers who suffered a partial ligament tear in their throwing elbow; and minus Tanaka, all ended up...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Place Masahiro Tanaka On DL

The New York Yankees have placed Masahiro Tanaka on the DL and sent him back to New York to have an MRI done on his pitcher arm.  Tanaka has allowed 9 runs over his last 13.2 innings pitched.  He allowed 9 runs in all of June over 37 innings.#451879344 / gettyimages.comTanaka leads the MLB in wins with 12, 2nd in ERA at 2.51, 3rd in IP with 129.1 and 5th in SO with 135.  He has...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: The David Price edition

Six weeks from now is the non-waiver trading deadline and it’s time to start getting serious about making moves. The New York Yankees need starting pitchers. Simple as that. With CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova, and Michael Pineda all on the disabled list, the Yankees have been making due with what they have and that’s really not much right now. So adding to their rotation would be smart...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Pitching Woes: Stand Pat or Make A Deal?

With the Yankees being shut down by some good pitching this week, and with most of their own good pitching on the shelf right now, it's hard not to think about what they should do to turn things around. As I see it there are two alternatives- 1) Stand pat and let the likes of David Phelps, Vidal Nuno and Chase Whitley continue their efforts to pick up the slack, or, 2) Go out...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The financial cost of Tommy John surgery to young pitchers

Jose Fernandez. Patrick Corbin. Jarrod Parker. A.J. Griffin. Luke Hochevar. Matt Moore. Brandon Beachy. Cory Luebke. Bruce Rondon. Bobby Parnell. Kris Medlen. Ivan Nova. And now Martin Perez. Top and mid-tier pitchers in the early stages of their professional careers who have had Tommy John surgery this season, or in the case of Perez, are […]
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees: CC Sabathia injury update

The New York Yankees placed pitcher CC Sabathia on the 15-day DL after an MRI confirmed that he has fluid build-up on his right knee. Sabathia joins comrades Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda. Nova is out for the season after having Tommy John surgery; and Pineda went on the DL after straining a muscle in his back throwing a simulated game during his suspension for pine tar. Pineda was...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Yankees Rotation: Once A Strength, Now A Big Problem

It didn't even last a month.When the season began, most people agreed that starting pitching was a strength for the New York Yankees. Some thought it was the strength.  I, myself, raved about the Five As on this very blog.  Now, of course, one A (Ivan Nova) is done for the season. Another (Michael Pineda) is in the middle of a suspension/DL stint. That leaves the three remaining...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Cain to make next start, Ivan Nova undergoes Tommy John surgery

San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain will make his next start after being scratched on Tuesday. Cain, 29, cut his right index finger on a kitchen knife and missed his most recent start but he should have no trouble getting the ball in Pittsburgh on Monday. Bochy said half-inch cut for Cain and won't miss next start. — John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) April 30, 2014 All things considered...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees' Ivan Nova will have Tommy John surgery April 29

What was expected for New York Yankees starter Ivan Nova is now confirmed. MLB.com's Bryan Hoch has announced that Nova, after seeing Dr. James Andrews, has elected to undergo Tommy John surgery, thereby ending his 2014 season. Our own Jim Cunningham described Nova's visit with Dr. Andrews on Wednesday, and Hoch tweeted the news about Nova's decision late Thursday afternoon...
Via MLB Injury News
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees' Ivan Nova to see Dr. James Andrews

According to multiple reports, New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova will seek out Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his torn UCL. In what seems to be a broken record this season, yet another pitcher is expected to go under the knife and have Tommy John surgery. Nova is one of many to suffer the injury this year, and according to Yankees beat reporter Sweeny Murti the Yankees...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy John Surgery “Recommended” For Yankees Ivan Nova

  Bad news for the Yankees and their hurt young pitcher Ivan Nova. Anytime one of the rare young Yankees starters gets hurt it’s particularly crushing news, that news is made all the worst when talks of Tommy John surgery start to circulate. The Yankees have announced that Tommy John surgery has been “recommended” for the 27-year-old Nova. A second diagnosis confirmed the...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Surgery Recommended for Nova

  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) Ivan Nova had a second round of tests yesterday conducted by Yankee team doctor Christopher Ahmad. The MRI has concluded a partial tear in the UCL of his pitching elbow, and surgery has been recommended. If and when Nova decides to have the Tommy John procedure, he could be out for 12-18 months. As for right now Yankee skipper Joe Girardi is...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Doctors ‘Recommend’ Season-ending Surgery For Yankees Pitcher Ivan Nova

In what comes as a huge blow to the New York Yankees, a team physician “recommended” that starting pitcher Ivan Nova undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery for his partially-torn UCL. “Under the supervision of Yankees Team Physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad, RHP Ivan Nova underwent an MRI arthrogram today at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan,” a Yankees press release...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Reasons why Vidal Nuno will replace Ivan Nova in the Yankee starting rotation

1. He's a better pitcher than Nova. 2. He's already replaced Nova, and that's how the Yankees always do everything: They go with a guy until he totally screws up, and then they make a change.3. He's a better pitcher than Adam Warren and David Phelps, who have been getting cuffed around lately.4. We don't have enough prospects to trade for a front line starter...
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivan Nova’s Injury a Big Blow To Limited Yankee Depth

You most likely heard over the weekend that Yankees righty Ivan Nova walked off the mound in the fifth inning of Saturday’s start in Tampa shaking his right arm, and now we know that he’s got a partially torn UCL in his elbow. While he’s yet to decide whether he’ll rehab or opt for surgery, […]
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivan Nova appears headed for Tommy John surgery

If there’s good news about Ivan Nova’s pitching injury, it’s that the Yankees now know why he pitched so badly on Saturday. But the bad news is significant. Nova has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, which very likely means his 2014 season is over and the Yankees have a major hole in their starting rotation. Nova pitched four innings of an eventual...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivan Nova appears headed for Tommy John surgery

If there’s good news about Ivan Nova’s pitching injury, it’s that the Yankees now know why he pitched so badly on Saturday. But the bad news is significant. Nova has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, which very likely means his 2014 season is over and the Yankees have a major hole in their starting rotation. Nova pitched four innings of an eventual...
Via The Outside Corner
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Dean Anna as a Pitcher

Answer: Dean Anna comes in to pitch the bottom of the eighth. Saturday was not the best day for the Yankees. Ivan Nova was shaky throughout his first three starts. The Yankees really needed him to eat his share of innings in preparation for a Vidal Nuno-led bullpen day on Sunday. Instead, Nova got spanked. […]
Via Fangraphs
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Nova No Longer Super

In Episode 37, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) battle the elements after thoroughly indulging during the holiday weekend to recap all fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Got a few seconds? Rate and review the show on iTunes! Consider it a nice way of saying, “Thanks...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Storylines: Nova suffers elbow injury

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB.  I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI. Here are the stories from Sunday, April 20th. Top Stories Yankees starter Ivan Nova was placed on the 15-day DL with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Starter Ivan Nova Placed On Disabled List With Elbow Tear

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, an injury that often requires Tommy John surgery. Nova left Saturday night’s game against Tampa Bay in the fifth inning. An MRI after the game revealed the injury and he was placed on the 15-day disabled list. “It’s hard,” Nova said....
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivan Nova Placed On DL

Photo Credit: Brian Blanco/Getty Image Neil Mehta Staff Writer New York Yankees’ starting pitcher Ivan Nova has been placed on the 15-day DL. On Sunday, A MRI confirmed a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. Nova will be re-examined when he gets to New York. Yankees’ manager said that ” “Usually when you have that, it eventually leads to Tommy...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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