Ivan Nova to Replace Javier Vazquez In Yankees’ Rotation

August 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments
Article Source: Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

The Yankees were impressed enough with Ivan Nova’s start Monday night in Toronto that he will replace Javier Vazquez next Sunday at Chicago.

Vazquez, who has an ERA above five, will move to the bullpen and will be available starting Monday. Joe Girardi did not comment about using Nova for more than one more start, and did not say he is prepared to use a six-man rotation.

“I’m disappointed, obviously, but I’m also not doing my job so I understand that part,” Vazquez said. “Last time they put me in the ‘pen, it was only one day, but that one day helped me out a little bit. Hopefully this time it will too.”

The move will also give the Yankees the chance to use Vazquez to shorten Phil Hughes’ starts, due to his innings limit.

Nova, 23, started his first Major League game on Monday night in Toronto. He gave up two runs and six hits in five and a third innings, striking out three batters and walking one. He had a 2.86 ERA in 23 starts in Triple-A this season.

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