Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ivan Nova Will Possibly Return On Monday

As long as Ivan Nova gets through his Extended Spring Training start today without any problems, Joe Girardi said that he'd likely start one half of the doubleheader on Monday against the Indians.

Although there are other Yankees currently suffering from injuries that I'd like to see return instead, it's good to see somebody coming off the DL instead of being put on it.

Looking at Nova's Batting Average on Balls In Play against of .458, which is well above his career average BABIP of .313, there's reason to be optimistic. But Ivan clearly has some work to do, as evidenced by his Line Drive percentage of 30% (his career average is 20%).

Let's hope that he and the Yankee coaches were able to figure something out during his time away.

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