Yankees Recall Ivan Nova

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst IMay 10, 2010

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 25:  Ivan Nova #75 of the New York Yankees poses for a photo during Spring Training Media Photo Day at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 25, 2010 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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According to Donnie Collins of the Scranton Times-Tribune, the Yankees have called up right handed pitcher Ivan Nova from Triple-A Scranton. He will be replacing Romulo Sanchez, who was sent down.

Sergio Mitre is making a start tonight in place of Andy Pettitte, who is being skipped in the rotation due to elbow pain, so the Yankees needed an extra long man. Sanchez, who made his Yankee debut last night, can’t be the long-man because he threw 52 pitches, which would leave him unavailable for the next couple of days. Mark Melancon is ineligible to get called up since he was sent down to the minors so recently. So Nova gets the call.

Nova, 23, has appeared in six games this season. He has a 2-0 record with a 2.43 ERA, 32 strikeouts, and 12 walks in 37 innings. Nova split last season between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton. He made 24 starts over 139.1 innings. His record was 6-8 with a 3.68 ERA, 90 strikeouts and 59 walks.

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