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Yankees May Find It Tough To Bump Nova From Rotation

Yankees May Find It Tough To Bump Nova From Rotation

OAKLAND, Calif. — Yankees manager Joe Girardi is still undecided whether to send Ivan Nova back to the bullpen once the rest of the starting rotation gets healthy.

The way Nova has pitched as a starter, it's going to be a tough call.

Nova pitched six innings for his second win since moving into the starting rotation, Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer and the New York Yankees held on to beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Thursday night.

"It is very different than being in the bullpen," said Nova, who is unbeaten in three starts this season. "When you're starting, if you don't have it in the first inning, you can have it in the second inning. This is...

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