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Ivan Nova returns from disabled list

Ivan Nova delivers a pitch during the first

Ivan Nova delivers a pitch during the first inning of a game against the White Sox. (Aug. 21, 2012) (Credit: AP)

BOSTON — Ivan Nova, who was 1-4 with a 7.28 ERA after the All-Star break before going on the DL Aug. 23, returns to the rotation Saturday. “In watching him throw the last couple of times, he seems to be throwing the ball better than when he went on the DL, so that’s a positive,” Larry Rothschild said. “We’ll see.”

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