Ivan Nova has partially torn ulnar collateral ligament
The MRI on RHP Ivan Nova last night has revealed a partial tear of ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow.
He will be placed on the disabled list today and will be further examined tomorrow in New York by Yankees team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad.
“Tommy John” surgery is a possibility, though the Yankees will look at the chance that the injury can be rehabbed first.
“It’s really unfortunate,” manager Joe Girardi said. “It’s a guy that obviously we were counting on pretty heavily this year. He’ll be re-evaluated by Dr. Ahmad tomorrow and I guess you go from there to see what the next step is.”
Today’s roster moves:
Reinstated 1B Mark Teixeira from the 15-day disabled list; recalled RHP Preston Claiborne from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and RHP Bryan Mitchell from Double-A Trenton; placed RHP Ivan Nova on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow ulnar collateral ligament injury; optioned INF Scott Sizemore to Triple-A Scranton/WB; designated RHP Matt Daley for assignment.