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Ivan Nova (inflammation) placed on DL

08/23/2012 4:04 PM ET
By Jon Lane
Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has been diagnosed with inflammation in his right rotator cuff. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list and won't pick up a baseball for five days.

Nova told reporters on Wednesday that he felt a “grab” in his pitching shoulder during Tuesday's outing in Chicago, where he allowed six runs in six innings pitched, and was sent back to New York for testing. His next scheduled start was Monday against the Blue Jays at Yankees Stadium. Rookie David Phelps is expected to take Nova's spot in the rotation.

CC Sabathia (elbow) is set to come off the disabled list and pitch Friday night against the Indians. Nova to the DL creates room for Sabathia on the 25-man roster.

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