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Yankees | Ivan Nova activated

The New York Yankees activated SP Ivan Nova (triceps) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 24, but he will be sent to the bullpen with SP David Phelps locked into the rotation for the time being. SP Vidal Nuno is starting against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, May 25. Nova has struggled in his four starts this year, going 1-1 with a 6.28 ERA. "I'm not a bullpen pitcher. I never have been a bullpen guy. But if that's the role they got for me right now, I gotta do the best that I can do. I'm not thinking like I'm going to be in the bullpen for the rest of the year," Nova said. Phelps is 2-2 with a 3.83 ERA in four starts.

Fantasy Tip: Nova's inconsistency and injuries have pushed him back to the bullpen, and unless Phelps falters, he might stay there for a while. It's safe to drop Nova in mixed leagues, and Phelps is worth a look in those same formats.

2013-05-24 16:22:37 | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Wallace Matthews

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