Yankees lose Francisco Cervelli and Ivan Nova in win

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Injuries continue to plague the Yankees as they lose catcher Francisco Cervelli and pitcher Ivan Nova in a win over the Blue Jays.

The New York Yankees beat the Blue Jays 6-4 last night, but the game proved costly for them. Catcher Francisco Cervelli and starting pitcher Ivan Nova both left the game with injuries, writes Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.

Cervelli was forced out of the game during the first inning. The Yankee catcher suffered a broken right hand after being struck with a foul tip off the bat of Blue Jays lead off man Rajai Davis. Cervelli will undergo surgery to repair the fracture today. He has been placed on the 15-day DL and will miss a minimum of six weeks as a result of the injury.

The 27-year-old backstop was off to a hot start this season, hitting .269/.377/.500 with three home runs in 61 plate appearances. Cervelli has started fifteen of the Yankees twenty-two games this season. Back up catcher Chris Stewart has gotten the start in the other eight games and he replaced Cervelli last night following the injury. The Yankees are expected to call up catcher Austin Romine for today’s game, according to Hoch. Romine is currently the only other catcher on the Yankees 40-man roster.

Starter Ivan Nova left the game in the third inning with pain in his right triceps area. The 26-year-old pitcher had spoken to manager Joe Girardi and pitching coach Larry Rothschild about discomfort in that area between after the second inning. He then began the third by hitting Munenori Kawasaki with a pitch and allowing a single to Rajai Davis. Following the single to Davis, Nova exhibited discomfort and after a visit from trainer Steve Donohue he was pulled from the game. His fastball velocity was down by that point, dropping to 90-91 mph after regularly reaching 93-94 mph during the first two innings.

There is no word yet on how extensive Nova’s injury is. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that the pitcher was to have an MRI on his right elbow at some point last night, but results from that test have not yet been released.

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