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Top Long-Term Ivan Nova Replacement Options for the New York Yankees

into play last weekend, the New York Yankees' starting rotation owned the best strikeout-to-walk ratio in baseball. A major piece of the fantastic start: Ivan Nova's seven-to-zero SO/BB ratio over a two-start span against Baltimore and Boston, respectively.

On Saturday night in Tampa, that ratio and Nova's season were lost to an elbow injury that was diagnosed as a partial tear of the right UCL. On Tuesday, the Yankees announced that an MRI confirmed the original diagnosis, and surgery has been recommended for the 27-year-old starter.

With Nova, the Yankees rotation looked to have the potential for greatness. Alongside CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda, a quintet of star-caliber starters took the hill in succession for the ...

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