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Nova could resume throwing on Tuesday

NEW YORK -- Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova said that he is confident that his stay on the disabled list will be a brief one.

Nova was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Aug. 23 after an MRI revealed inflammation in his pitching shoulder. Nova said that he could resume throwing on Tuesday, if cleared by a doctor.

"We're getting treatment and doing everything," Nova said. "Hopefully in two weeks, I expect that I'll be pitching again."

Nova said he felt the discomfort as he pitched to the last batter in his six-inning outing against the White Sox on Aug. 21 in Chicago, which resulted in a 7-3 Yankees loss.

"It feels better," Nova said. "I've given it a couple of days, so I've got to wait until I start throwing and see how it feels. Right now, it feels good."

He rejected the idea that the injury could have had anything to do with a skid that had seen him fare 1-4 with a 7.28 ERA in eight starts following the All-Star break.

"It's not like an excuse," Nova said. "I was pitching without any pain, without any problems. It was just that last hitter."

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NEW Full Game Coverage YORK -- Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova said that he is confident that his stay on the disabled list will be a brief one.

Nova was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Aug. 23 after an MRI revealed inflammation in his pitching shoulder. Nova said that he could resume throwing on Tuesday, if cleared by a doctor.

"We're getting treatment and doing everything," Nova said. "Hopefully in two weeks, I expect that I'll be pitching again."

Nova said he felt the discomfort as he pitched to the last batter in his six-inning outing against the White Sox on Aug. 21 in Chicago, which resulted in a 7-3 Yankees loss.

"It feels better," Nova said. "I've given it a couple of days, so I've got to wait until I start throwing and see how it feels. Right now, it feels good."

He rejected the idea that the injury could have had anything to do with a skid that had seen him fare 1-4 with a 7.28 ERA in eight starts following the All-Star break.

"It's not like an excuse," Nova said. "I was pitching without any pain, without any problems. It was just that last hitter."

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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