Saturday, August 21, 2010

A-Rod to the DL, Nova Headed to the Bronx

It was announced on the postgame show that Alex Rodriguez is headed to the 15-day DL with that calf injury and Ivan Nova will be called up to take his place on the roster. Nova will jump right into the rotation and start Monday against the Jays.

Nova actually made Baseball America's Prospect Hot Sheet this week, coming in at no. 2, right behind another Yankee, Adam Warren. Here is what they had to say about Nova:
Why He's Here: 2-0, 1.32, 2 GS, 13 2/3 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 HR, 5 BB, 15 SO, 1.6 G/F

The Scoop: Nova has pitched as well as any International Leaguer since the all-star break, going 5-1, 1.96 in six starts for division-leading Scranton. In those 41 innings, he's fanned 37, walked eight and allowed two home runs. That last number typifies Nova, a groundball pitcher with a firm three-pitch mix. On the season, he ranks second among qualified IL pitchers with his 1.26 groundout-to-flyout ratio. (Who's No. 1 you ask? It's 25-year-old Indianapolis righty Mike Crotta at 2.35.) Nova completed two scoreless relief appearances for the Yankees in May, and there may be more of that in his future this September.

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