Injury updates: Nova activated, Teixeira and others on the way
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The Yankees have made a roster move tonight at Tropicana Field, activating right-hander Ivan Nova from the disabled list and optioning right-hander Dellin Betances to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Nova will work out of the bullpen. Joe Girardi said there was some thought to having Nova replace Vidal Nuno as tomorrow’s starter, but the Yankees liked what Nuno showed during his start in Cleveland earlier in the month and want to stick with him.
Mark Teixeira said he will play in an Extended Spring game tomorrow – Kevin Youkilis will as well. Teixeira expects to join Double-A Trenton for rehab games on Wednesday and Thursday, and hopes to be activated after that.
Andy Pettitte played catch and will throw a bullpen tomorrow. He feels fine and hopes he’ll just need one simulated game to be ready for activation. Joba Chamberlain will throw 30 pitches in Extended Spring tomorrow and could be activated after that.
Also, Chris Stewart is back in the Yankees lineup tonight. Not much to report on Derek Jeter; he’s in New York rehabbing, according to Girardi.