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Surgery to end Nova's year

BOSTON — Yankees RHP Ivan Nova decided Thursday to have season-ending Tommy John surgery for a partially torn elbow ligament. The operation is scheduled for Tuesday with Dr. James Andrews.

Nova left Saturday's 16-1 loss at Tampa Bay in the fifth inning. An MRI then revealed the injury and he was placed on the 15-day disabled list. He was transferred Thursday to the 60-day disabled list.

The Yankees promoted RHPs Bruce Billings and Shane Greene from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and optioned INF Dean Anna and RHP Preston Claiborne to the Triple-A team.

Also, Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he doesn't expect to be fined for pushing a television camera Wednesday to keep it from aiming into the tunnel between the team's dugout and clubhouse after pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected in the second inning for having pine tar on his neck. Girardi says cameras are not permitted to show scenes in the tunnel.

cubs: OF Justin Ruggiano was placed on the 15-day disabled list because a strained left hamstring sustained Wednesday. The former Ray says the best-case scenario is for a return in 3-4 weeks. LHP Zac Rosscup and RHP Neil Ramirez were called up from Triple-A Iowa and RHP Blake Parker was optioned to Iowa.

cardinals: Ace Adam Wainwright threw a bullpen session and said the hyperextended right knee he sustained Tuesday feels well enough to allow him to make his next scheduled start Sunday against Pittsburgh.

d'backs: LF Mark Trumbo went on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his right foot and OF Roger Kieschnick was recalled from Triple-A Reno.

RANGERS: 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff was scheduled to be evaluated today by a back specialist before the team makes a roster move to activate Adrian Beltre from the disabled list. Kouzmanoff left Tuesday's game with a sore back and was still having problems Thursday.

white sox: 2B Gordon Beckham made his season debut after missing the first 22 games with a strained oblique muscle. He went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Surgery to end Nova's year 04/24/14 [Last modified: Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:25pm]
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