New York Yankees Editorial: Next Stop For Ivan Nova: The Bronx?


It’s been quite a long journey for Ivan Nova, but his next start might finally be his first major league appearance since undergoing tommy john surgery last April.

According to insider Bryan Hoch, general manager Brian Cashman and skipper Joe Girardi are evaluating the reports from Ivan Nova’s most recent MiLB rehab start, and they will decided this week whether the 28-year old right hander is ready to re-join the Yankees starting rotation.

"“The reports on him said he threw OK,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Bryan Hoch. “I’ll sit down and talk to [general manager] Brian [Cashman] in the next couple of days and decide what’s next.”"

In my opinion, his return this week is inevitable. Not only did he toss an impressive 6.0 innings, giving up 1 ER, 5 H, 3 K’s, 1 BB on 73 pitches to earn the win in his most recent start for the Scranton/ Wilkes- Barre RailRiders, but the Yankees are also in dire need of some fresh arms. They are currently in the middle of a 20 game stretch and won’t have an off-day until July 2nd.

Even more encouraging, Nova threw 50 of his 73 pitches for strikes. On a quick side note, the Yankees are yet to announce their starting rotation after Thursday June 18th, when the Yankees are set to wrap up an inter-league series with Giancarlo Stanton and the Miami Marlins.

Thus, it’s vey possible that Ivan Nova might slide into the rotation the following day when the Yankees open up a three game set with the Tigers in the Bronx.

Nova has remained relativity healthy throughout his recovery. (Knock on wood) He made one other rehab start for the Tampa Yankees in addition to his two starts with Scranton.

In less than just one week, we might finally be seeing number 47 back in Yankee stadium, right where he belongs.

Get psyched Yankee fans!

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