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Ivan Nova on the mend

Ivan Nova of the New York Yankees looks

Ivan Nova of the New York Yankees looks on during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. (June 20, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Joe Girardi said RHP Ivan Nova, who aggravated his right ankle covering first during his start Tuesday. which forced him from the game in the second inning, was unlikely to make his next scheduled start. But Girardi wasn’t ruling him out from starting one of the split doubleheader games July 30 against the Orioles. “He felt better today than yesterday,” said Girardi, who said tests performed yesterday on the ankle came back negative. Nova’s right ankle hasn’t been 100 percent since he took a line drive off it in a July 7 start.

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